Indian women’s senior player Jhulan Goswami asserted that the management aims to try plenty of players to settle on a combination before the World Cup. After reaching the final of the 2017 World Cup and losing it narrowly, the women in blue will aim to go one step higher next year in New Zealand. Jhulan Goswami underlined that the team is yet to settle on the right combination and hopes to do it soon.
India’s batting strategy in the first ODI against England in Bristol came into question as almost all the batters played too slow and failed to increase the strike rate. Captain Mithali Raj, who top-scored with 72, maintained a strike rate of 66.66. Only Shafali Verma, who scored 15 off 14 balls, had of more than 100. England’s Tammy Beaumont and Nat Sciver scored at run a ball to gun down India’s total of 202 with eight wickets to spare.
Jhulan Goswami remarked they are trying to settle their combination by creating a few options and need to see what works for them. The veteran stated that the management will take a call before the World Cup by trying to settle down a few things and is hopeful of things sorting out soon.
“Well, we are trying to settle our combination. We are trying to create a few options. Now which options will click for us, we are searching for that. Whatever things will happen, the management will take a call before the World Cup. Before the World Cup, we are trying to settle down a few things. Hopefully, in the coming matches, the coming series, we will sort out all those things,” Goswami said as quoted by Times of India.
We are expecting so much from her because that is the impact she has had: Jhulan Goswami
Jhulan Goswami also backed Shafali Verma, saying it was only her ODI debut in the first game of the series and needs more opportunities to make an impact. The fast bowler believes they need only one notable inning from the top three and things should get moving then.
“Well, it is just the first match for Shafali. Day before yesterday, she made her debut in ODI cricket. We are expecting so much from her because that is the impact she has had. We just need one good knock from one among the top three. They will definitely score runs. Just these things happen in cricket,” he added.