In order to be ready for the Women’s T20 World Cup, which begins next month in Rainbow nation. The Indian women’s cricket team will compete in the triangular T20I series in South Africa. India, South Africa, and the West Indies are included in the series. The first game in the series is between the women of South Africa and India. India will be trying to improve after a poor performance at home against the reigning World Cup champions Australia.
India lost that 5-match series against Australia 4-1, and with the World Cup so close, the team needs to regroup.
They has called up seasoned bowler Shikha Pandey, who would likely replace Jhulan Goswami, who retired last year, for the same reason. Shikha is making her 15-month comeback to the national team and is eager to participate in the forthcoming series to establish some form of rhythm.
On the eve of their Tri-series opener against the hosts South Africa, Harmanpreet told reporters, “We simply wanted to bring (Shikha) in the side because she’s a very experienced spinner. “South African tracks are friendlier. Since we are playing in South Africa, we wanted to improve our lineup for medium pace. We require more alternatives for pace bowling. Shikha performed admirably during the domestic season. Every time she had the chance, she performed admirably for the nation. She has been recalled as a result.”
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When asked about Shikha’s position on the side, Harmanpreet said as follows:
“She has the ability to bowl in death overs and swing in powerplay situations. She has been offered a variety of situations in which she can go and carry out her own execution.
“We’re just talking about wanting to play our natural game. We want to keep doing what we are doing well without trying anything new.” The three-nation competition, according to the India captain, is crucial in light of the approaching World Cup.