India finished on high beating South Africa in both the formats in their backyard. While the Mithali Raj-led team won the ODI’s 2-1, the side captained by Harmanpreet Kaur won the T20I series 3-1.
India outclassed the host in all the department to register two consecutive series win. However, Kaur believes fielding was their biggest positives from this tour.
Fielding was the biggest takeaway:
Kaur stresses that India was a much-improved fielding side. Previously, India suffered in any games due to their below standard fielding. However, Kaur believes they have improved as a fielding unit.
“Our fielding, in which over the last two-three years we were lacking, has improved and that was the biggest takeaway from the tour,” Harmanpreet said.
India converted half chances on the field as they emerged victorious in the recently concluded tour.
India played as a team:
Kaur further maintained more than one or two cricketers, India played as a team throughout the tour. Especially, she mentioned about Jemimah Rodrigues, the star batsman from Mumbai. Jemimah broke into the national squad after a series of brilliant performances in the domestic tournaments.
“The South Africa tour was good against good players who can change the situation (complexion of the game). The good thing is that team did not depend on one or two players and everyone performed,” Harmanpreet said.
“Jemmi (Jemimah Rodrigues) has shown talent at international level,” Harmanpreet added.
With the World T20 coming up next year, Kaur maintained that India is looking for a younger squad. Meanwhile, India has picked a relatively strong squad for the upcoming Australia series.
India will first play against Australia in Vadodara following a tri-series involving Australia and England in Mumbai.
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