Published: February 21, 2020 9:09:31 pm
The Indian bowlers did a superb job within the win over defending champions Australia within the T20 World Cup opener but the batters must improve and discover a option to rating 170 constantly, mentioned former captain Diana Edulji on Friday.
The Indian batters disenchanted as soon as once more, struggling to 132 after being requested to bat. However the bowling assault, led by leg-spinner Poonam Yadav (4/19 in 4 overs), usual a powerful 17-run victory over the four-time champions.
“The bowling was brilliant but the batters need to come to the party too. The middle-order was found wanting again. Harmanpreet Kaur has not been consistent and today Jemimah Rodrgues’ strike-rate put pressure on the non-striker,” Edulji instructed PTI.
Harmanpreet’s final 50-plus rating got here within the shortest format through the World T20 World Cup in November 2018. The skipper made 2 off 5 balls and Jemimah 26 off 33 balls on Friday.
Veda Krishnamurthy, who was dropped for the tri-series closing earlier this month following a string of low-scores, too couldn’t present the massive hits in direction of the top of the innings, remaining unbeaten on 9 off 11 balls.
Sixteen-year-old Richa Ghosh, who made her India debut within the tri-series closing, was not picked for the opening.
“I don’t know how Veda is in the playing eleven. You played the young girl (Richa) in the final (17 off 23), the management should give her more chances,” felt Edulji.
India’s subsequent sport is in opposition to Bangladesh in Perth on February 24.
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