India’s strong batting team will face a “big challenge” for Australia at the ongoing ODI World Cup, especially as Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur’s “dangerous” couple are doing business in the women’s Big Bash due to star Ellyse Perry. . Looking for a record-breaking seventh title, Australia have been in the World Cup, winning four games so far. Meg Lanning will face India’s runner-up in the final edition on Saturday.
“We are constantly aware of the strength of the Indian batting squad, you know, Smriti (Mandhana) and Harmanpreet (Kaur) – two of the most dangerous batsmen, both of whom played Big Bash in the summer in Australia and were very, very good at it.” “I think they both got hundreds in that tournament if they weren’t very close. I know he did it for Smriti. I can’t remember if Harman did it, but yes, so I think we’ve played a lot against each other. Lately,” Perry added.
Captains Harmanpreet and Mandhana achieved over the centuries in India’s previous encounter against the West Indies to give the team a 155-race victory. They will take on England on Wednesday before reuniting with Australia.
“So it gives us a great opportunity to prepare. But yes, the batsman is very strong – the Indian line-up. Yes, and I’ve only mentioned two names there,” Perry said.
“So yes, it’s going to be a big challenge for us. I think it’s really at the right time and I think both teams are in a very good place. So it should be a great match,” he added.
India last year broke Australia’s world record in 26 consecutive ODI victories, before giving the three-match ODI series a 1-2 Down Under.
“It simply came to our notice then.
“So yes, there will be other things we’ll talk about when we get there, but overall I think we’re doing well and the conditions won’t matter much,” Perry said of how Australia is preparing to play its first game at Eden Park. .
The 31-year-old, who has received awards from two players who have had a stunning World Cup season, said he and the Australian national team have “tremendous” respect for Indian veteran Jhulan Goswami.
“I think not only me, our whole team has a tremendous level of respect for Jhulani. You know, for what he’s done for the game, not just with the Indian team. But you know, the global women’s cricket is incredible.
“I certainly admire his endurance as well, and how successful he has been for so long. You know, it’s such a talisman for the Indian team. It’s the absolute foundation of that new ball. And it really has been, really. It’s hard to get away.” Goswami broke another milestone in her famous 22-year career last week, making it the biggest destination in the history of the Women’s World Cup.
“You’ve had such a great opportunity to play against such a player for so long. Yeah, it’s hard not to have a lot of admiration for them. It’s always nice to see Jhula, so I think.
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