Indian women’s national cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur asserted that India will miss the experience of veteran players like Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami in the upcoming 2020 T20 World Cup. The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will begin this year from February 21 in Australia.
Raj retired from T20 cricket last year while Goswami had not played the 2018 edition either. The average age of India’s squad in Australia is 22.8 with Harmanpreet being among the seasoned players, having played all editions of the T20 World Cup.
Harmanpreet Kaur Says That India Will Miss Jhulan and Mithali Raj in 2020 T20 World Cup:
“We already miss the experience they share with us, but these young girls are showing their talent and ability,” said the 30-year-old, while speaking at the captains’ media day at Taronga Zoo in Sydney.
Harmanpreet went on to add how Team India is in great shape at the moment and how everyone is fulfilling the team management’s expectations.
“In the last two years… I’ve gone from being the youngest one to one of the oldest in the team. They [her teammates] never show us that they’re young, they can always do what we expect of them. The team is looking in really good shape and showing what they can do with extra responsibility,” she added.
Harmanpreet is still not over the disappointment of missing the ODI world title in 2017 and she said the T20 World Cup trophy would go a long way in making up for that debacle.
India women came interestingly close to winning the ICC ODI World Cup three years back, losing to hosts England by nine runs in the final.