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India More Than Capable of Winning Women’s World Cup: Mithali Raj

India More Than Capable of Winning Women’s World Cup: Mithali Raj

India girls’s cricket workforce captain Mithali Raj has stated that her aspect is “greater than succesful” of winning the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, beginning in New Zealand on March 4, adding that it is now “just a case of doing it” after coming shut on two events.

India start their marketing campaign within the mega occasion, to be performed throughout six venues in New Zealand from March 4, with a recreation in opposition to arch-rivals Pakistan on March 6.

Mithali stated the affect India’s title victory within the mega occasion could have on the nation might be “unimaginable”.

“We have shown that we are more than capable of winning the trophy, it is now just a case of doing it and the impact of doing so would be incredible. I can only imagine what its effect would be,” Mithali stated in her column for ICC.

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“I clearly bear in mind the feelings from the ultimate of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2017, having come so near profitable. The match in opposition to England was performed in a packed Lord’s stadium and to overlook out on that likelihood is one thing that may rankle eternally,” added the skipper.

After defeating six-time champions Australia in the semifinals, India made it to the 2017 World Cup final, where they lost to hosts England.

“It has been an honour to have led India to two of the three ICC finals we have reached, going back to the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2005 in South Africa. We have had several memorable performances over this period but are missing that one huge win.

“We have now been the beaten finalists in the most recent 50-over and 20-over World Cup finals and have learnt so much from those experiences that we will take into this World Cup in New Zealand,” stated Mithali.

She stated a title triumph in New Zealand might velocity up BCCI’s plans to organise a girls’s IPL.

“Not solely would it not imply a lot for the gamers and our households, however it might make an actual distinction for all our followers again dwelling in India, the place there’s already nice anticipation for a Women’s IPL. Our followers are a few of the most passionate on the earth and we all know that they are going to be watching on. I’m certain if we did win, we’d have the ability to hear all of them the way in which from New Zealand.

“To be recognised on the streets in my nation is one thing I by no means anticipated once I appeared in my first World Cup in 2000, additionally in New Zealand, however that’s now so frequent and reveals how a lot the sport has grown in India.”

Mithali said that she and pace-bowling stalwart Jhulan Goswami, who too was part of the 2005 campaign, “badly want to win an ICC World title”.

“Jhulan Goswami was by my aspect in 2005 and has been an ever-present member of the Indian workforce in all these years since, she has amassed 240 wickets in ODIs, 60 greater than anybody else and fortuitously reveals no indicators of slowing down. We each so badly wish to win an ICC World title earlier than we name it a day!

“We have, after all, been joined by so many proficient children lately. There is large expertise in India and I’m certain the subsequent crop of gamers is already inspiring hundreds and hundreds of ladies on the market to select up the bat or ball. When I used to be rising up, there was solely the odd lady attending an academy however bunches of them are the norm these days,” stated Mithali.

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Shafali Verma is surely one of the players being watched with great enthusiasm back home. She is one of the world’s rising stars and I am backing her to have more impressive performances for India throughout the tournament with guidance and support from the stylish Smriti Mandhana at the other end. Taniya Bhatia has been very reliable behind the stumps and Richa Ghosh is hot on her heels, meaning we have two wicketkeepers we can trust,” stated Mithali in her column.

“We all know what Harmanpreet Kaur can do on the world stage. Her 171 not out within the 2017 semifinal in opposition to Australia earned us a spot within the ultimate and her performances in final yr’s Women’s Big Bash League present she is able to do it once more. We are very lucky to be heading into this event having performed New Zealand, Australia and England in current months.”

The skipper said that the squad was well acclimatised to the New Zealand climate after having played on their seaming pitches, which they don’t get at home.

“The series in New Zealand has given us a chance to acclimatise, particularly to the seaming conditions we don’t often experience at home. Against England, we won one of the three ODI matches and put up a good fight in the other two before beating Australia to end their run of 26 one-day wins. Those results show what is possible if we come together as a team and believe in ourselves, and now, I am just excited to get out there and play.”

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