Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur claimed that everyone would see a new approach from her in the forthcoming T20I series against England. The Indian cricket team will play against the England Women's side in a 3-match T20I series. The series is set to commence on 9th July 2021 at Northampton. Harmanpreet Kaur reckoned that whenever the Indian team plays any series, the main objective is to build the team for the ICC World Cup. The skipper further added that she likes to train every day, but the Covid-19 pandemic did not give her enough time to prepare.
Harmanpreet Kaur was quick to add that she will not use the pandemic as an excuse. The 32-year-old also said that she has understood in what areas she has to improve. She concluded by saying that the world will see a different approach from her side in the forthcoming series against England.
India has played 19 T20 International matches against England
Test and ODI captain Mithali Raj was the lone performer in the ODI series. She also scored three half-centuries in three games. This included a 75 not out in the last game that took the visitors to a face-saving win. The Indian cricket team lost the series 1-2, having lost the first two ODIs.
Mithali Raj is not part of the T20 International squad. The onus is on players like Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana, as well as Harmanpreet Kaur. These players will have to put up a total for their bowlers who have struggled under pressure.
Team India has so far featured in 19 T20 Internationals against England. In those matches, they have managed to win only four games. The Indian side has managed to win only one out of the five games they have played against the host in England.
India women's squad for T20I series against England
Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain) Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, S. Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Indrani Roy (wicket-keeper), Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Simran Dil Bahadur.