Australia captain Meg Lanning is gearing up for a tough fight in the T20I series vs the Indian women’s team.© Instagram
Australia captain Meg Lanning said on Wednesday that she hopes to give a tough fight to the opposition in the upcoming T20I series starting on Thursday. Currently, Australia lead 6-4 in the multi-format series and India would need to win all three T20Is to register a win in the series. “India have guys who can take you down and they have really good depth in their team. We were expecting a really tough challenge from them and we’ve definitely got that. It’s our group. It’s a good test for everyone. Everyone found the last week to test a challenge in different ways. It’s a format in which we don’t play a lot and have experience in different conditions,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Lanning as saying.
“You have a lot of unknowns and not really sure how to approach situations if you weren’t before. Now coming to the T20 format is something that we know very well and everyone is about their role. I’m very clear.” added.
Talking further about the series, Lanning said, “All our all-rounders are very good with the bat, they can be batsmen in their own right, so it’s a bit of a luxury for us. Balance is important, with that variety the ball is important. And matches the conditions. We think we have really good depth in those areas, just need to make sure we make those selections right.”
“It was a challenge in the Twilight Period, but there really was no excuse and I was the main culprit in leaving a lot of them out,” Lanning said.
“They were the ones we should have taken. Definitely looking to get better on the field, even in ODIs, we didn’t fix it. It’s something we are proud of,” he said. “
Australia and India settled for a draw in the pink-ball Test as time ran out on the final day in Carrara on Sunday.
Both teams scored two points each, meaning Australia lead the multi-format series with 6 points in three T20Is, while India are at 4.
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