Mithali Raj has said that Harmanpreet Kaur’s return to form is a good sign for India ahead of the big clash against Pakistan on Sunday.
“Well it is important. She (Harmanpreet) is one of the core members of the side and her experience does matter in the middle,” Raj said at the virtual press conference.
“She tends to play with the tail as well, because she comes in the middle-overs and with the game that she has, it is very important that she comes into form, because we are looking at scoring very high in the top-order. So, it is good to see her among runs just before the tournament.”
“I think getting into the World Cup, it is important that all of us have to get in with a clean-slate. From the past series or the warm up games, all we can take is confidence, and how you negotiate the conditions in the middle, how you play according to the situation is just very important,” said Raj.
“So I’m sure that Shafali (Verma) being a very talented player she understands her own game and she will come good.” “Can’t take Pakistan lightly”
“I think Pakistan is also a good side and I am sure they have prepared very hard for the tournament and so have we. Every team here, we can’t take any team lightly. So we will get into playing every game with a lot of intensity and with a lot of confidence,” she said.
“As a team, we are excited to get into the World Cup and starting our campaign tomorrow. We are not looking at it as Pakistan we are playing against, we are looking at a team, which has come prepared and we are equally prepared to put our best foot forward.
“We want to set a momentum going into the tournament and that is how we look at the tournament.”