Last Update: August 05, 2022, 20:51 IST
Ramesh Powar, head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team, said, “We are an emerging team, indicating that the upcoming matches at the Commonwealth Games may see different combinations. India have qualified for the semi-finals of the Birmingham Games.” To beat Barbados by 100 runs.
Jemima Rodrigues, who was promoted to number three, played a crucial innings of 56 runs. We are an evolving team and processes and plans will change. We are trying to get the best out of them,” Powar said on the eve of India’s semi-final against England.
“We thought Jamie was up for it because she has been playing in England for a while. We thought we would take a chance on that.’ India also brought in Tania Bhatia in place of Yastika Bhatia, who had recently made it to the playing XI in the matches against Sri Lanka.
“When you come to a marquee event, you are ready with the players and all 15 are available. It’s not a bipartisan where you try one player and see what she can do. This is an important event and we want to make use of what we have in our arsenal. “We felt that Tania could be a game changer as far as wicket-keeping is concerned because we are playing with quality bowlers and she has been very good and I think when we pick her then keep- The maintenance aspect falls apart,” Powar said.
India is just one win away from ensuring a medal and Powar said women’s long jumper Murali Sreeshankar is inspired by his silver-winning performance.
“It made us laugh. We were watching our long jumper win silver, how hard the guy was working. It’s our job to go out there and try as much as we can, he was an inspiration to us.”