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Harmanpreet Kaur on Her Career-Defining Knock of 171

Harmanpreet Kaur on Her Career-Defining Knock of 171

India vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur feels that her career-defining knock of 171 in opposition to Australia within the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup has turn out to be her personal benchmark by way of what she is able to doing in ODI cricket. Of late, Harmanpreet had been battling a lean patch of kind as a consequence of accidents and Covid-19 in 2021.

Several critics have mentioned that she is within the facet as a consequence of her unbeaten 171. But Harmanpreet, forward of the Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, is exhibiting indicators of coming again to kind, with 63 off 66 within the closing ODI in opposition to New Zealand adopted by 104 in opposition to South Africa within the warm-up match on Sunday.

“I do know individuals speak extra about my 171 knock. I believe it is sort of a customary set by me; that type of cricket I can play. Probably this is among the the explanation why my small, essential knocks of 40-50 for the staff don’t get a lot significance. I don’t choose myself with numbers.

“What’s extra vital for me is the runs I rating ought to profit the staff, be it 100 or 10 runs. Numbers don’t matter, what issues is when the staff wants me, I needs to be there and play as per the state of affairs,” said Harmanpreet in a virtual press conference.

Talking about the importance of her last two knocks in the format, Harmanpreet, who missed the warm-up match against the West Indies due to wrist soreness, explained, “Well, I have high expectations from myself because I know my importance in the team. I always want to do well but sometimes things are not in your favour. But the last two innings which I played gave me a lot of confidence.

“There were a lot of ups and downs in cricketing performance. But now, the hundred scored in the last game. Even before that, the fifty against New Zealand was very crucial for me. I think the rhythm I needed; I have now got it. Now, its very important for me to continue that.”

For now, Harmanpreet believes she is going to bat at quantity 5 however is open to being versatile as per the calls for of the staff.

“See, discussions carry on occurring. I’m extra snug at quantity 4. But typically, it’s a must to play in accordance with staff calls for. As of now, I’m going to play on quantity 5 solely. In future, can change place in accordance with match state of affairs.”

Harmanpreet signed off by pointing out amassing runs in the last 10 overs as a point of improvement for the Indian batting order. “As a batting unit, we are working on stitching together partnerships, right from the top to bottom in the batting order. It is a reason why we have managed to score more than 250 in the last five-six matches.

“There are some areas, like the last five overs, where we weren’t getting much runs. Scoring more runs in the final overs would be really important for us going ahead. Otherwise, 40 overs we are sorted but we need to improve in the crucial last 10 overs as a batting unit.”

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