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Smriti Mandhana or Harmanpreet Kaur, who will replace Mithali Raj as the new captain of Indian women’s cricket team?

Mithali Raj is 39 years old. In such a situation, now he will not be able to play for long. The names of Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur come in the race for the next captain.

Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur are two important players of India.

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Women’s World Cup 2022 (ICC Women’s World Cup 2022) from Indian cricket team (Indian Cricket Team) is out. Team India missed out on a place in the semi-finals and finished fifth after losing to South Africa. With this result, there have been talks of change in Indian cricket. Mithali Raj (Mithali RajInstead of ) the talk of the new captain of Team India is also being raised. Mithali had spoken of captaincy till the 2022 World Cup. So they can now be replaced. Anyway, she is 39 years old and her career is towards its end. T20 format captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana are believed to be ahead in the race for the new captain.

Mithali Raj has not announced her retirement yet. Along with him, Jhulan Goswami is also going to go near the age of 40. In such a situation, they will not be seen playing for a long time. In such a situation, the Indian women’s cricket team will have to fill the place of two stalwarts. India has got many new faces in pace bowling which raises a lot of potential. At the same time, Mithali has been playing two roles. Along with the captain, she is the life of the middle order. As captain, either Harmanpreet Kaur or Smriti Mandhana can replace him. But who will take his place in the batting has to be seen.

Harmanpreet-Smriti is the contender

Former India captain Diana Edulji said, ‘Mithali and Jhulan are among the best players to play for India. But if she does not announce her retirement, then BCCI will have to take a decision about her. We have to prepare for the future. Either Harmanpreet Kaur or Smriti Mandhana can get the captaincy.

Shantha Rangaswamy chose Mandhana

Former captain Shantha Rangaswamy says that Smriti Mandhana, along with taking responsibility, scores runs continuously. In such a situation, she can take over the captaincy in place of Mithali Raj. Shanta told PTI that she sees Smriti as the next captain. He said, ‘If Mithali wants, she can play even further. Smriti should lead the way. Harman is a match winner and a star but as a captain one has to take responsibility and consistently do well. The additional responsibility of captaincy can put a burden on Harman. There will be extra weight on it. Memory can handle it well. His attitude is conducive to captaincy.

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