Star India batsman Smriti Mandhana feels that the Women’s Cricket League will definitely help in building a powerful team as the Indian Premier League (IPL) has done this for the male team over the years. The women of India currently participate in the women’s T20 challenge of three teams – Supernova, Velocity and Trailblazer. Mandhana, who captains the trailblazer at the showpiece event, knows the value of the tournament in building a strong team.
Mandhana said, “I think the way we have performed in the last three-four years is fantastic. The average age of the Indian women’s team is 23-24, which means there are a lot of young players.” In the podcast of Red Bull’s decoding athlete series.
“The league definitely promotes women’s cricket and gives confidence to the youth. We have seen in men’s cricket; the debutants are facing at a speed of 145-150. You can see quite comfortably. He continued .
He said, “The league has played a big role in this, and it is also helping women in cricket. If you really want to get a strong women’s team in India, this is the right time to get a women’s league. “
If Mandhana is given a choice, she would like to play for Mumbai Indians.
“I think at this point I am happy to lead the Trailblazers. But if given a choice, and because I am from Maharashtra, maybe Mumbai. But I think all the teams are very good and they are the players. So well looked after. Any team will be amazing for development as a player, “she said.
England defeated India in the final of the 2017 ODI World Cup and Mandhana admitted that the English side is ahead of them when it comes to ICC tournaments.
“I think it’s a very good competition every time we play England. I think whenever you are playing England or Australia you have to be at your best. You have to do more than your skills. Gotta step on your mental side a little bit. ” Mandhana.
He said, “We have done the better of them on many occasions, and they have done better of us in the finals of the T20 World Cup and 2017 World Cup. So I think we have the upper hand in bilateral affairs. But he has fared better in world competitions.
India also lost in the final of the T20 World Cup against Australia in March last year. Mandhana feels that Team India lost in the batting powerplay.
“We all had a chat in the dressing room that a lot of things are going down in the day, but we really have to keep looking around, see what we want to do, see the ball and get the basics out of the market. Said, “Of course, the game didn’t go our way. I think we lost control with the first batting powerplay.”
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