After the loss in the T20 World Cup final, Indian women team captain Harmanpreet Kaur said that she still has faith in the team. She also addressed the areas Indian team needs to focus on in future.
India lost to Australia in final
In the 85-run defeat to Australia in the final of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, Indian team looked devastated and out of track throughout. Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney were destructive as even in their 115-run partnership which pushed India behind from the very beginning of the finale. But India topped the group staged and reached the knockouts in style. They went on to beat Australia in the group as well which definitely made the fans hopeful in the final.
After the debacle Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain attracted a huge criticism for her captaincy and batting as well. Harman gather mere 30 runs in the whole tournament. On the other hand, the others were also not so impressive too. Shafali Verma, the 16-year-old batter contributed in every match for India and so her failure in the final shook one and all in the yesterday’s match.
Speaking about the performance, Kaur said, “The way we played in the league stages, it was outstanding. It was unfortunate to drop those catches today.”
Harman on team and future
In her post-match conference the skipper also said that she has faith in her team and the future would be important. “I still have a lot of faith in my team. The upcoming one and half years is important. The future is important for us. We need to stay calm and focus on the areas we need to improve, especially the fielding. We know we weren’t able to win the game because of our fielding. We need to keep these things in mind.”
The 31-year-old further added that the team would play with more focus in upcoming games and hoped for more challenges in future. “This year we are hoping for some more games in the Women’s T20 Challenge. That tournament is very important for our domestic cricket and we got two players from there. Hopefully, we do get more players so that they can contribute to the team.”
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