Former captain Diana Edulji feels the Indian girls’s crew must be taught from the repeated errors it’s making in the mean time to finish its ICC title drought within the upcoming T20 World Cup.
The match is to be held in Australia from February 21.
Chasing 155 in opposition to Australia within the tri-sequence last in Melbourne on Wednesday, India collapsed to 144 all out after sitting comfy at 115 for 3 within the 15th over.
Edulji, who did so much for ladies’s cricket throughout her 33-month tenure as a member of the Committee of Administrators working the BCCI, mentioned the present crew is dropping video games which it should win far too many occasions.
“There is one thing mistaken with this crew. This is a crew which may win each game and it does win from an unlikely state of affairs however the subsequent game it’s dropping from a cushty place prefer it did right this moment. They are merely not constant sufficient.
“They have all of the amenities at their disposal now, at par with males, and but they haven’t been in a position to play constant cricket and win ICC trophies. If they play like the way in which they’re taking part in, they’ll make the semifinals once more (at T20 World Cup) however I don’t see them successful the trophy,” Edulji mentioned shortly after India’s loss on the Junction Oval.
In the tri-sequence, India received and misplaced a game every in opposition to Australia and England within the league stage earlier than faltering in opposition to the hosts within the last. The crew is vulnerable to crumbling underneath strain in massive video games.
India, who went unbeaten into the semifinals of the 2018 World T20, got here a cropper in opposition to England. In 2017, India had been cruising in direction of their maiden ODI World Cup title earlier than the center-order collapsed inexplicably. Back then, the crew was given a rousing reception regardless of ending runners-up.
Edulji reckons the batters’ working between the wickets and shot choice generally is a lot higher.
“They are so lazy that they never try for a second. These are the things that make all the difference. It is a single or a boundary, there is nothing in between,” mentioned the 64-year who performed 20 Tests and 36 ODIs.
While Smriti Mandhana has been strong on the high, the likes of Jemimah Rodrigues and skipper Harmanpreet haven’t been as constant. The center-order anyway has not fired repeatedly.
“Both Harmanpreet and Jemimah need to pull up their socks. Maybe Harman should give up captaincy and play her natural game. Something seems to be troubling her. But who else takes over then. If Smriti is handed captaincy, it might affect her batting too,” mentioned Edulji.
In the bowling division, the crew has been counting on spinners for a very long time as there are hardly any high quality pacers round.
“It simply reveals there are not any high quality pacers in home cricket. You solely have Shikha Pandey of some calibre. What is being accomplished to provide pacers? We are sure to play with a spin heavy assault if there are not any pacers round.
“We usually are not concentrating on junior cricket sufficient. How come Australia have pacers who can bowl at 120 kmph and we don’t?” requested Edulji.
India play their T20 World Cup opener in opposition to defending champions Australia on the opening day.
“Going forward, they need to undergo mental strengthening courses. At the moment, you will see them making the semis and finals but an added push is required if they are to hold the trophy,” Edulji added. PTI BS AH AH