The Indian Women’s squad will depart for Australia on 29th August 2021. Prior to their departure, Mithali Raj and Head Coach Ramesh Powar attended a virtual Press Conference to talk about the upcoming series.
In the video, Mithali Raj talks about the team’s preparations for the series and the benefits that they would obtain to evaluate their performance and modify their preparations for the upcoming Women’s World Cup next year.
“I think we know the areas that we need to improve when we came back from the UK tour. We worked there (Bangalore camp) like Ramesh just said, that we’ve addressed those issues during our preparatory camp here in Bangalore. We are hoping that we will come good as a unit in Australia and whatever the result is, we will still have few months as preparation for the One-Day World Cup. So, Australia is going to be a tough and good tour for us before the World Cup because we are playing against the best, so we know where we stand. We also will get to know our team composition that we pretty much looking into the World Cup and it’s a good game time for us before the World Cup.”
Speaking to the press ahead of their departure, Captain Mithali Raj reiterated the importance of next year’s World Cup. #MithaliRaj #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/VJqFTLv2Xd
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The series against Australia will commence from September 19 with 3 ODIs followed by a day-night Test Match and 3 T20Is.
India Women’s squad for one-off Test and ODI series:
Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (Vice-Captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Yastika Bhatia, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Richa Ghosh and Ekta Bisht.
India Women’s T20I squad:
Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice-Captain), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Yastika Bhatia, Shikha Pandey, Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Harleen Deol, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav and Renuka Singh Thakur.
Watch Video here
🗣️ Australia 🇦🇺 tour will help us prepare for the World Cup🏆, says #TeamIndia 🇮🇳 Captain @M_Raj03.#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/IXGXX9xpnR
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