Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur’s hundreds were a major influence in India’s overwhelming win over the West Indies women in the previous game.
On Wednesday, Mithali Raj’s India will face defending champions England in their fourth game of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. (March 16). The match is a replay of India’s sad loss to England in the 2017 Women’s World Cup final.
This time, England’s women’s teams are in serious straits, having dropped their first three games of the season, the most recent of which was a loss to South Africa on Monday (March 14). In contrast, India has won two games against Pakistan and the West Indies while losing one to the hosts, New Zealand.
Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur’s hundreds were a major influence in India’s overwhelming win over the West Indies women in the previous game. The team is particularly pleased with vice-captain Harmanpreet’s recent form, which included her maiden ODI century since a magnificent 171 not out in the 2017 World Cup quarterfinal against Australia. Team India and Harmanpreet Singh now have the momentum heading into their crucial match against England.
“The thought of vengeance has crossed our minds. Looking at the overall record, we opened the last World Cup with a victory over England as well. It’s all about momentum, and we’ve got it right now.
It’s all about momentum, and we’ve got it right now. During the pre-match virtual media conference on Tuesday, Harmanpreet remarked, “It is critical for the squad to stay in the present and not to focus on the past” (March 15).
Harmanpreet Singh is India’s best player, with a blazing fifty against New Zealand and a century in the final game. “Whenever I walk out there in the middle, I always want to give it my all.” It works some of the time and some of the time it doesn’t. The ideal thing for the team to do before the World Cup was to play an ODI series in New Zealand. It gave us a boost and helped us adjust to our new surroundings,” says the 33-year-old.
“It’s critical to be calm and appreciate the moment.” “I believe that having fun with the game helps you perform better,” she continued.
“For us, it is crucial to reflect on how we did in the last match,” Harmanpreet said when asked what flaw in England’s team the Indian team will aim to exploit. After the last game, we found a few small areas where we need to improve, and instead of focusing on England’s weaknesses, we’ll focus on our own.”