India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has been dominated out of the primary ladies’s T20 International of the three-match sequence in opposition to South Africa because of an damage, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana stated on Friday. Harmanpreet suffered a hip-flexor damage whereas batting within the fifth ODI in opposition to South Africa on Wednesday. The sequence opener will probably be held on Saturday. “She (Harmanpreet) is out of tomorrow’s match and rest of the update on her condition will be given by the medical team,” Mandhana, a left-handed opener, stated throughout a digital pre-match press convention.
India had been outplayed by South Africa within the ladies’s ODI sequence with the guests pocketing the rubber 1-4.
But Mandhana stated the ODI sequence is a factor of the previous as their focus shifts to the T20 rubber.
“We will try to forget the ODIs and focus on the T20 series. Yes, the ODI series was a disappointment but we need to forget that and move ahead. Some new faces have come in the team, so we need to think fresh,” Mandhana stated.
“We had a discussion on how to go about our preparation, what went wrong in the ODI series and how to go forward. We now need to concentrate on the T20s. We are now looking at the ODI series as a preparation for T20 series.”
The Indian ladies had been very sloppy within the discipline in the course of the ODI sequence and Mandhana harassed on engaged on that side of the sport.
“We have been in the process in the last 3-4 years. Few catches have dropped in the ODis, but we need to get on with a fresh mind in the T20 series and leave behind the ODI series disappointment,” she stated.
She additionally identified that the spinners, India’s greatest power, want to tug up their socks within the T20 sequence.
“Spinners are our biggest strength. Definitely, they (spinners) were not bad but inconsistent in their bowling (in the ODI series). But if we keep pitching the ball in the same same areas, it will become difficult for batters,” Mandhana stated.
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