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India women’s team suffered a 2-1 defeat in the three-match T20I series against England on Wednesday but head coach Ramesh Powar has said that the side has a lot of positives to take away.
"Fielding has improved, bowling has improved and if you compare to South Africa we have come little ahead and there is a lot of work to be done," Powar said while replying to a query from ANI.
Power also lauded Sneh Rana who came back after a span of five years. "Sneh Rana coming back after five years and putting on a show is inspirational. There are many positives, scoring 154 against the top side, we want to score high in T20Is and ODIs (score 250),” the coach said.
But the former India player also added that the senior players like Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami need assistance from other players to score runs and pick wickets.
"We have to have match time, in the fast bowling department there is only Jhulan, there has to be some support to her, then middle overs batting after powerplay in ODIs, that's where strike rotation and little bit conversion from dot balls to runs should be there after you get set," said Powar.
"For World Cup in New Zealand we have to have good fast bowlers and the middle overs are where we are trying to get that conversion rate, Mithali is batting very well but she needs support, to get to 250," he added.
India lost the final T20I after England chased down a target of 154 runs by 8 wickets and sparing 8 balls to clinch the series. Danielle Wyatt remained unbeaten at 89.