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Our immediate goal is to take our players to the next level: India coach Ramesh Powar



It is the beginning of a new era for the Indian women’s cricket team after Mithali Raj said goodbye to international cricket last week. Harmanpreet Kaur has ample experience of leading in T20Is and hence has also been appointed as the ODI captain. His first assignment will be the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka from June 23. On the tour, India will play three T20Is and three ODIs. T20 matches will be played in Dambulla while ODIs will be played at Pallekele.

On Saturday, Harmanpreet Kaur and head coach Ramesh Powar addressed a virtual press conference, where they talked about Mithali Raj’s influence and what the outlook is going forward for the side.

“So, I think we had set some target during the World Cup where we were looking to score 300, but we were able to score 270-280. We will try to score more than 300; we have There are some players who are playing some really good cricket. If we set big goals for ourselves, we can find something bigger, and that’s what we are going to do in the batting department,” Harmanpreet replied to a query from NDTV. Giving said.

“We would like to give chances to young players who can bowl 10 overs for us, we are trying to do some small things. ” He added.


Responding to the same question, coach Powar said: “We are looking for some consistency, we are looking for a winning habit. For that, we all came together as captain, coach and vice-captain. We have already spoken to BCCI, and VVS Laxman who is the head of cricket and some things are going on. We are trying to work on our fielding and fitness and take our players to the next level. That’s it. The immediate goal is what we are trying to achieve. We want to win the World Cup, but it is important that you build a team that can compete in every situation and against every opponent.

When asked about Mithali Raj’s influence, Harmanpreet said: “Well, as we all know she has done great for women’s cricket. I don’t think there is anyone who can fill this niche. We are working hard on the team where we can create some winning combinations and all.If we talk about Mithali Di, I don’t think there is anyone who can replace her and we can do that. Will always remember in my dressing room. If I talk about my team, we have a good combination, for the first time we are going to play without our seniors and I think we can make a team for everyone. I think we have prepared very well during this NCA camp.”

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