File photo of Harmanpreet Kaur
Indian skipper Mithali Raj confirmed on Saturday that Harmanpreet Kaur will be her substitute in the upcoming Women’s 50-over World Cup. In the last two ODIs against New Zealand, Deepti Sharma wore the vice-captain’s hat. Harmanpreet did not play the fourth ODI, while she did make a comeback in the last ODI, Deepti stayed on as vice-captain.
“Deepti being chosen as vice-captain for the last two ODIs was the choice of the selectors and the BCCI. Harmanpreet is the vice-captain for the World Cup,” Mithali said during a virtual press conference.
The Women’s World Cup will be played in New Zealand from March 4. India will play its first match of the tournament against Pakistan on March 6.
With her vast experience in World Cups, the India captain has also passed on her wisdom to those about to make their debut.
“The only advice I would give to the young players is to enjoy the big stage because if you turn up the pressure, you may not be playing the best that the team and you would like to do in the World Cup,” she added. to.
“The batting department has come together, the bowling unit has taken some time, we didn’t have a camp in India because of the increasing COVID-19 cases, so this series against New Zealand was important in terms of preparing for the World Cup,” he added. them to it.
India last suffered a 1-4 loss against New Zealand in the five-game ODI series.
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