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To survive a fourth women T20 match against Australia on Saturday, India will want to make some significant course corrections in their bowling unit. The most crucial series before the T20 World Cup, which begins February 3 in South Africa, requires India to win one of the remaining five games despite being down 1-2. When Ramesh Powar served as head coach, he also oversaw the bowling division; however, since his departure, India has been without a full-time bowling coach.
According to the latest India women match news, Harmanpreet Kaur, the team’s captain, acknowledged after the third WT20I that her team lacks a specialized bowling coach. India has several issues to resolve, especially when you consider their fast bowling attack’s relative inexperience. In all three games, Indian bowlers have given up scores of at least 170. They failed to defend 172 in the first game, but they were able to do it in the subsequent games, giving up 187 and 172 respectively. Meghna Singh hasn’t lived up to expectations, and Renuka Singh, who is leading the seam attack, also requires favorable circumstances to leave her mark.
While the bowling has not been up to par, fielding coach Subhadeep Ghosh also has his work cut out for him because the catching and ground fielding has been appalling. India still needs to improve their batting. The rotation of strikes has been a major problem. India has three strong power hitters in Shefali Verma, Richa Ghosh, and captain Harmanpreet, and Smriti Mandhana can time the ball effectively. However, they have not been alternating their strikes, and the captain noted this after losing the last game. The number of boundaries has gone up, but the Indian batsmen are consuming far too many dot balls per game.
Jemimah Rodrigues, who has managed scores of 0, 4, and 16 in the three games, will also be under the spotlight. The middle-order hitter, who was a cornerstone of the Indian team that advanced to the Commonwealth Games finals in Birmingham, has to score some runs. On the other hand, Australia will be eager to win the series with one game remaining.
Even though Alyssa Healy has been doing a fine job as captain, the wicketkeeper batswoman would like to convert more of her starts into significant scores and make a bigger contribution with the bat.
With the most runs scored in the series, opener Beth Mooney has been in excellent form. Mooney would want to keep going in the same direction.
Darcie Brown, a 19-year-old pacer for Australia, led a strong recovery effort by the bowlers after their team’s Super over defeat to India. Australia defeated India by seven runs to win the fourth women’s T20 International and seal the series. India needed to score 181 runs to win the match, but they were all out in 20 overs with captain Harmanpreet Kaur leading the way with 46 from 30 balls. Deepti Sharma took two wickets for India, and Radha Yadav took one when Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain, decided to bowl.
Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of India, lauded the bowlers for their performance in the first 10 overs while highlighting the necessity of improving death bowling following the team’s defeat to Australia in the fifth T20I. The team, according to the skipper, is aware of the bowlers’ shortcomings in the final 10 overs and will address them during the team’s upcoming month-long break before the T20 World Cup in February.
In upcoming contests, Seam will play a significant role. Players can fall short of the desired output. Pooja will serve as the third or fourth seamer, but we also considered other seam alternatives because the World Cup will be held in South Africa, where pacers would be more important.
We also wanted to have a strong pace lineup going into the World Cup. The Indian side bowled beautifully in the first 10 overs of the five-match T20I series, but they were unable to stem the tide of runs in the final few overs
When assessing the team’s accomplishments during the series, Harmanpreet said, “We as a team were certain that we would play well and with enthusiasm. Everyone was upbeat and focused on scoring, particularly in the batting. We were incredibly strong in the first 10 overs, and we can carry that momentum ahead. However, we still need to improve our death over bowling, which we will accomplish during the upcoming month-long break. Shafali Verma, a young player who will head India’s U19 squad at the World Cup in January, received leadership advice from the captain as well.
She is excellent at what she is doing; it shows. They are aware of their responsibilities, which makes the captain’s work simple. The squad’s captain should speak to the players once she joins the team to let them know what is expected of them. It’s crucial to go out and perform because if you do, everything for the team will be much simpler, according to Harmanpreet.
She also discussed the team’s lineup, stating that they are trying to develop a flexible lineup. Regarding Jemimah Rodrigues’ exclusion from the final T20I, she claimed that she was given a rest and Harleen Deol was given the chance to bat at number three. India chooses to bat after winning the toss, sending Australia in. Australia was four wickets down after 10 overs and needed 72 runs to win.
However, Gardner (66*) and Harris (64*) went on the attack in the remaining 10 overs, amassing 124 runs to turn the tide. Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Devika Vaidya, and Anjali each claimed one wicket. India lost wickets at frequent intervals while chasing 197 and did not appear to be a danger at all. Only two hitters stood out: Deepti Sharma (53), and Harleen Deol (24). The bowler of choice for Australia was Heather Graham (4/8). Darcie Brown, Tahlia McGrath, and Annabel Sutherland each claimed one wicket, while Ashleigh Gardner claimed two wickets.
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