Leading the Indian women’s team at the upcoming World Cup after the first appearance in the show 22 years ago, Mithali Raj feels his career has come to a full turn with only the dream of holding the ” elusive ” competition dead. do. Raj was part of the Indian team that played in the 2000 World Cup in New Zealand and more than two years later, he returned to the same country, this time as captain.
Meanwhile, he has also faced the threat of losing in a meeting against England in the 2017 edition, in addition to being a member of the team that finished second in 2005.
“I have come a long way since the 2000 World Cup, also in New Zealand. I lost (matches of) that World Cup because of typhoid and I am. It has reached the full round and I am hoping to finish the race. -ajo naa, ” Raj said in a video posted by the ICC.
Much Performed by an Indian in World Cup (WC Play):
2278 – Sachin Tendulkar (1992, 96, 99, 03, 07, 11)
1139 – Mithali Raj (2000, 05, 09, 13, 17)
1030 – Virat Kohli (2011, 15, 19)
1006 – Sourav Ganguly (1999, 03, 07)
978 – Rohit Sharma (2015, 19)# CWC22 pic.twitter.com/oNNs0HrYoI
– Women’s Cricket # CWC22 (@imfemalecricket) March 1, 2022
“I would hope for all my players who did well in the World Cup and this will allow the Indian team to get a hand on that dangerous cup.”
India lost the recent ODI series against New Zealand 1-4 but the team was able to post 250-plus points regularly. Raj said the team is looking to do better during March 4 to April 3 World Cup.
“What we are looking forward to as a team for the World Cup is what we worked on in the last series and before that. Yes, there was some concern during the trip to South Africa and England. By respectively Australia and New Zealand, the team is well around to score above 250 regularly. We hope to do the same during the World Cup, perhaps better than that.
The 39-year-old batter said having some left-handedness between the top and middle was an advantage for the team.
“It’s good to have left-handers in the XI playing, the advantage of having a left-right combination in the middle creates problems for the (opposition) leaders, defenders, and points.”
Raj has been in a good position in the lead-up to the showpiece with nine fifty since the start of cricket last year.
“I always like to stick to the basics of the game because when you play a big game and the high-pressure mode, it’s hard to maintain stability. It’s important to focus on the basics that have worked over the years and are to your help. ”
He said strong performance at the World Cup will help in improving the air base of the Indian women’s cricket team.
“I hope every player becomes a household name. Also, there are a lot of young girls who watch the actresses. ” You should also look at the little girls because these girls have worked hard, sacrificed a lot to be where they are now, ” he added.