Indian women’s cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana says her side has improved “hugely” since the World T20 last loss to Australia last year and will be “extra competitive ” during the impending series. It includes its first day-night Test excursion.

India and Australia are set to clash in a multi-format series involving three ODIs, the day-night Test and three T20s. Beginning on September 21. The Test will be played from September 30 to October 3 in Canberra.

Indian team looking for Revenge

The last time the different sides met was at the ladies’ T20 World Cup last at the MCG last year where the hosts had pounded India by 85 runs to lift the prize.

The Indian team completed its 14-day hard inn isolate on Monday.

“Coronavirus was a major break after the T20 World Cup and a ton of young ladies got an opportunity to return and see more with regards to their games, where they need as an individual and return more grounded.”

The in vogue southpaw said that after the COVID-19 implemented break. The Indian team is gradually getting once again into the mood of playing cricket.

“The entire group has chipped away at their wellness and skills. We are as yet getting into a rhythm of playing matches. The last five, six months we have been playing cricket. Presently we are getting once more into the match outlook. Ideally the series works out in a good way for the entire group”

India have arrived at Australia after a multi-format series against England in June and July, while a couple of players like white-ball captain Harmanpreet Kaur, high school batting sensation Shafali Verma and Mandhana additionally included in The Hundred competition.

Mandhana is Optimistic

The bold opener said playing against Meg Lanning and Co. is consistently serious and the group will in general appreciate batting on the fun tracks Down Under.

“We as a whole love playing against Australia, since they are perhaps the best team on the planet and very aggressive,” Mandhana said.

“With regards to Australia, you’re a bit more siphoned in light of the fact that the degree of seriousness the Australian group, it simply comes off on us and we likewise begin being extra aggressive.”

Mandhana is the only Indian lady to score a century in Australia, a 102 at Blundstone Arena at the age of 19 in 2016. She likewise holds the record for the highest T20I score in the country by an Indian lady.

“Australian wickets have a genuine bounce and I think everybody loves batting in Australia. Nobody will disclose to you they don’t like batting in Australia,” Mandhana said.

The team is excited play its very first pink ball game.

“We are generally super glad to play cricket, whatever the isolate period might be,” Mandhana said.

The teams will play a warm-up match in Brisbane on Saturday.


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