The Indian Women Cricket Team all set to lock horns with the Australian Women Team on Friday, which will mark the start of the prestigious ICC Women T20 World Cup 2020. Ahead of the game, the legendary Mithali Raj expressed her opinion regarding the tournament opener.
Though Mithali called Australia as ‘favourites’, the veteran batswoman highlighted the fact that the women team of India are no pushovers. She believes India got the talent to outsmart Australia in the T20 World Cup curtain-raiser with their all-round skills.
I think it will be a very close – Mithali Raj
She further stated that the pressure will play a huge role on the shoulders of the players, as the event garners huge attention from the fans across the world.
Also, Mithali believes that the team, who plays well on that particular day will take the praises without any relation to the past stats.
“Australia goes in as favourites, but India will be no pushover. They have some very talented players and I think it will be a very close, high-scoring game. Both teams have exciting players, particularly in the batting units, and it will be a case of whoever can score the runs that their country needs on the day,” Mithali wrote in a column for ICC.
Mithali Raj backs India Ahead of Women’s T20 World Cup:
Further, Mithali stated that both teams have got brilliant batters in their basket for the game. She feels that the batters, who exhibit skills well on that particular day are going to take the honours of the match. Raj feels that it might be tough for India but not an impossible task.
“I do think Australia have the advantage because of their T20 record and have a slightly better chance of winning the first game against India. The biggest difference is people are now aware of what’s going on with their national team,” she added.