Indian Women’s team skipper Harmanpreet Kaur spoke in an interview just two days ahead of her team’s opening fixture of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, against hosts Australia. She not only revealed her side’s strength in the interview but also added that the track in Sydney where the match will be played, will suit the Indian team.
The Indian ladies haven’t won a single ICC trophy yet, but with a squad full of youth and experience, they have a good chance of breaking their trophy drought. In their way to the title, will be Australia, who on the other hand, have won the T20 World Cup four times, most by any team in the history of this competition.
Harmanpreet though isn’t one to dwell on history, she has revealed that her team is full of positivity, and they are looking forward to meeting Australia on Friday.
Harmanpreet Kaur talks about India’s strengths ahead of the World Cup and Sydney’s track:
The 30-year-old spoke to the media and revealed that the right mindset will help her team progress into further stages of the spectacle.
“The nerves do start to kick in because we are very excited about that opening game and we’re looking positive in that,” said Harmanpreet, who knows the city well after her stint with Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League.
She continued, “We are a side that can put pressure on any team, we just look to stay in the right mindset and play in the way we can because that is our biggest strength.
The right-handed batswoman also assessed the track in Sydney ahead of the all-important clash between India and Australia.
“If the Sydney Showground is on the slower side, it will suit us, and it looks that way currently. We are looking good in that,” she said.
Harmanpreet’s team will clash will Meg Lanning’s Australia in the inaugural match of the Women’s T20 World Cup, on 21st February at the Sydney Showground.