“India’s qualification for World Cup 2021 eases a lot of pressure on the players” – Mithali Raj

Winning a World Cup means everything for a cricket and cricket fans. It gives a sense of accomplishment and completion for the career. Remember Sachin and 2011. Indian women’s team is in a very similar situation as well. Big names like Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami are at those stages of a career that a World Cup trophy would seal the deal for them.


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A world champion memoir in the trophy cabinet shall add stars to the shining careers. Not only us but it looks like players and other thinkers are hunting for the much-awaited trophy. In a recent media report, Mithali can be seen focusing on the world cup. It has not been even a week since India and Pakistans Split points for the canceled bilateral series and the former making its way to the world cup scheduled in New Zealand.

She feels that the update from ICC was positive as some players were not clear of what the qualifiers demanded. Mithali says that she and the team will look forward to the future and shall start preparing as soon as the lockdown and the pandemic fades. She believes that the situation shall improve in August and the side shall have the time to practice and polish the skills. She spoke very specifically about her plans for the world cup and gave hints of what shall be key areas for her team to focus on.

The team, according to her, shall look to regroup first and plan about the coaching camps. She highlighted the fact that the team shall work in accordance with the objectives of winning the trophy. Things seem uncertain in these times of lockdown and she acknowledges that cricketing world will have revised plans before the world cup.

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However, the world cup will now be the center of things in light of the team making it straight to the tournament. She is being optimistic and feels that players will start practicing in grounds soon and the situation shall ease soon. For now, she expresses that training should be the way forward before competitions. It is good to see her focused. She has led the side successfully in 2017 when India was the runner-up.

Her last one day series was against West Indies in 2019 November and India won that too. Her dedication and specific detailing make her one of the best skippers in the upcoming ICC tournament and a player to watch out for.

Shubham Kumar

A student who enjoys studying cricket more than anything else, keen to learn the insights of the women’s game.

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