Saturday, March 25, 2023

India lacking bowling coach, says Harmanpreet


MUMBAI: The Indian ladies’s workforce is badly lacking a bowling coach, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur mentioned after her workforce misplaced the third T20I in opposition to Australia to concede a 1-2 lead within the five-match collection.

The captain, although, is happy with the way in which bowlers are stepping up and taking cost of the scenario.

India do not have a full-time bowling coach as Ramesh Powar was moved to Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) and Hrishikesh Kanitkar was named the batting coach of the facet two months earlier than the T20 World Cup in South Africa.

Taking part in Australia is a part of workforce’s preparation for the T20 showpiece.

India received the second T20 through Tremendous Over however misplaced the third recreation by 21 runs on Wednesday.

“I do know we’re positively lacking a bowling coach however our bowlers are taking cost,” Harmanpreet mentioned within the post-match press convention.

“They’re individuals within the conferences. They’ve full accountability and immediately (it was) all their plans they usually had been main the way in which, I used to be simply supporting them within the center.”

India conceded greater than 170 runs in every of the final three T20s.

Medium pacer Pooja Vastrakar’s damage forward of the Australia collection has solely added to the workforce’s woes.

“(We’re lacking) Pooja for positive. On these tracks you want a medium pacer,” Harmanpreet mentioned.

“Positively while you bowl back-to-back spin bowling, it permits opposition batters to settle simply. We’re positively lacking Pooja as a result of she has the expertise of death-overs bowling. We tried Meghna within the first two video games nevertheless it did not click on.”

In Pooja’s absence, Renuka Singh, who has performed 30 worldwide since making her debut simply over a 12 months in the past, is main the tempo assault.

“Renuka has the expertise as a result of she has performed properly up to now six-seven months and has bought good outcomes. Each time we set plans for tempo bowlers she takes the lead and our video analysts give us plenty of info,” Harmanpreet mentioned.

“Speaking about spin bowlers, virtually all spinners have performed plenty of T20 cricket like Deepti, Radha, Rajeshwari. Devika (Vaidya) is new to the workforce however she additionally has the expertise of worldwide cricket and has performed plenty of homework with respect to worldwide cricket.”

India additionally handed a debut to left-arm pacer Anjali Sarvani within the collection.

She snapped up two wickets within the third T20 after going wicket-less within the first T20 video games.

In truth, Australia might handle simply 26 for two within the first 4 overs with Sarvani and Renuka bowling in tandem.

“The best way we bowled within the powerplay, particularly Renuka and Anjali (was commendable). They had been swinging the ball and bowled in response to the plan. They weren’t giving simple runs to the batters,” the India skipper mentioned. The fourth T20 is scheduled right here on Saturday.

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