India can put pressure on any team in Women’s T20 WC: Harmanpreet
India captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Wednesday stated her team has the capability to put pressure on any side in the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup if it remains in the right mindset.
Firmly insisting that positivity is the greatest strength of this Indian team, Harmanpreet stated they are excitedly waiting to deal with four-time champions and victor Australia in the competition opener here on Friday.
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“The nerves do start to kick in because we are very excited about that opening game and we’re looking positive in that,” stated Harmanpreet, who understands the city well after her stint with Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Celebration League.
” We are a side that can put pressure on any team, we simply want to remain in the ideal frame of mind and play in the method we can since that is our greatest strength.
“In sport, sometimes you are in good form and others you are not. I know that everyone playing in this tournament will look to be positive, and that is good for our team,” she added.
With less than 2 days staying for their clash versus Australia at the Sydney Showground, Harmanpreet stated a sluggish track and a substantial Indian diaspora augurs well for her side.
“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 stated.
“We all know that everyone in India loves cricket, wherever we go we always have our fans out there supporting and we are looking forward to that again.”
Players from both teams will be backing themselves to go all the method to the final at the MCG on March 8, wanting to go out in front of a record presence for a women’s sporting event anywhere in the world.
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The buzz leading into the competition is perhaps higher than ever previously.
Young Australia pacer Annabel Sutherland, who is the child of former Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland, will be taking her first strides in the Women’s T20 World Cup, simply a couple of weeks after making her T20 I debut.
“I’m absolutely pumped, we’re all really excited to get going in what’s a big and really important game against India,” stated the 18- year-old.
” I’m caring thisexperience I didn’t anticipate it at all so I’m simply wanting to enjoy it as much as I can and accept whatever that includes it.
“It’s an honour to be part of this team, one that has had success over the years, and I’ve been welcomed in with open arms which has been lovely,” she added.