The Australian team, which defeated India in the 2020 T20 World Cup final, is once again in front of Team India and this time the challenge is more difficult than before.
The Indian cricket team has not yet been able to perform to its full potential in the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. Despite this, Team India, captained by Harmanpreet Kaur, has reached the semi-finals, but now it will not work like this because in front of it is the current T20 and ODI world champion Australia. Apparently Team India also knows this thing and that’s why it has set a target of scoring the biggest score to stop Australia.
The batting of the team has caused the most concern in the tournament as the Indian batsmen have not been able to bat openly. From strike rotation to getting boundaries, the top order has struggled. The Indian team has already suffered the loss of this shortcoming against England and Australia will also not miss the punishment for this mistake. That’s why the team’s young wicket-keeper batsman Richa Ghosh has said that to present a tough challenge in front of Australia, then the team will have to score at least 180 runs.
‘Team India’s strategy ready’
Obviously Australia is favorite in this match and its record against India is also good. India had lost 1-4 in the five-match series against Australia in December, but then it had presented a tough challenge in all the matches and now the team will need the same. A day before Thursday’s match, Richa said,
Australia feel comfortable chasing the target as they have depth in their batting. We would love to do the same but nobody has control over the toss. So whatever the situation may be, we have to go through it. We have prepared our strategy for this match.
‘The number to beat Australia’
The 19-year-old Richa, who has been India’s best performer in this tournament so far, said, “We don’t know how the pitch will behave tomorrow but it is looking good right now.” If all our batsmen walk, then we can set a target of around 180 in front of them. If we bowl first, we will try to restrict them to 140 to 150 because they have good batsmen.
Talking about her game, the aggressive batsman Richa, who is playing the role of a good finisher for Team India, said, “Ups and downs keep coming and even I have gone through them but I took a lesson from him that how do you deal with the situation.” Can. When I go out to bat, I deal with pressure better than before.
‘Australia can be beat’
India’s overall record against Australia is not good. Last year, even in the final of the Commonwealth Games, Team India was defeated by the World Champion. Despite this, Ghosh believes that the team led by Meg Lanning can be defeated. In the last 22 months, Australia has lost only one T20 International match. He got this defeat at the hands of India in the super over. Although five-time champion Australia has not lost any match in the current World Cup.
Ghosh said, Australia can be defeated. We beat them in our last series and we have beaten them before as well. His team is strong but we can beat them. We are trying to strengthen our mindset. Everyone has their own different game but the team which is mentally strong will win. We are working on it.