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Ellyse Perry Has Her Say On India’s Power Hitters-Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur

Ellyse Perry Has Her Say On India’s Power Hitters-Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur

Wellington: India’s potent batting line up will pose “nice problem” for Australia in the ongoing ODI World Cup especially having witnessed the “dangerous” duo of Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur go about its enterprise within the Women’s Big Bash, feels star all-rounder Ellyse Perry.

Searching for a record-extending seventh title, Australia have been on a roll within the the World Cup, successful all 4 of their matches up to now. The Meg Lanning led-side faces final version’s runner-up India subsequent on Saturday.

“We are continuously conscious of the facility within the Indian batting lineup, , Smriti (Mandhana) and Harmanpreet (Kaur) — two of essentially the most harmful batters definitely, each performed Big Bash over the summer season in Australia and had been very, excellent there.”

“I think they both scored hundreds in that tournament, if not got very close. I know Smriti did. I can’t remember if Harman did – but yeah, so I think for us like, we’ve played a lot against one another lately,” Perry added.

Vice-captain Harmanpreet and Mandhana scored fluent centuries in India’s earlier encounter in opposition to West Indies to energy the workforce to a 155-run win. They tackle England on Wednesday earlier than assembly Australia.

“So it offers us a very nice probability to arrange. But yeah, it’s a really robust batting lineup – the Indian lineup. Yeah, and I’ve solely talked about two names there,” Perry said.

“So yeah, it’s going to be a great challenge for us. I think it’s come really at the right time and I think both teams are in a really good spot. So it should be great clash,” she added.

India had ended Australia’s world-record streak of 26 successive wins in ODIs final yr earlier than conceding the three-match ODI sequence 1-2 Down Under.

“We clearly have performed plenty of India not too long ago and know sort of what we’re going to return up in opposition to with them.

“So yeah, there’ll be a number of different issues as soon as we get there that we’ll discuss, however usually, I believe we’re type of going okay with that, and circumstances received’t play an excessive amount of of a task,” Perry said when asked how Australia are preparing for playing their first game at the Eden Park.

The 31-year-old, who has been in scintillating form in the World Cup picking two player of the match awards, said she and the Australian team have “tremendous” respect for veteran Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami.

“I believe not simply myself, however our whole workforce have an amazing stage of respect for Jhulan. You know, what she’s accomplished for the sport, not only for the Indian workforce. But , the entire of girls’s cricket globally is simply unbelievable.

“I definitely admire her longevity as effectively, and simply how profitable she’s been over such an extended time frame. You know, she’s such a talisman for the Indian workforce. She’s an absolute bedrock of that new ball. And it’s been actually, actually difficult to get away.”

Goswami passed yet another milestone in her illustrious 22-year-old career last week by becoming the all-time highest wicket-taker in the history of the Women’s World Cup.

“When you sort of had the wonderful opportunity to play against a player like that for such a long period of time. Yeah, it’s hard not to just have a lot of admiration for them. It’s always nice to see Jhulan – she’s so I guess kind and bubbly off the field and always willing to say, g’day and have a chat.”

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