India assured of toppling champions Australia in T20 semifinal
India’s semifinal in opposition to defending champion Australia within the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup at Newlands on Thursday shall be a battle of wills as a lot as talent, says teenage wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh.
India’s Ghosh claims her aspect have full confidence going into the sport, regardless of the actual fact they’ve received six of their 30 earlier T20 matches in opposition to the Australians, and misplaced 9 of the final 10, with the opposite fixture tied.
“They are a strong team, but we can beat them,” Ghosh advised reporters on Wednesday. “We know the weak spot of Australia and we are planning against it, but I will not say what that is because then they will come prepared.
“We are also trying to improve our mindset. Everyone has the (ability), but the team that is mentally strong will win. We have been working on that.”
Countering Australia’s formidable batting line-up shall be key to success for India.
“They attack a lot. Whatever happens to them, even if the batter is out, they don’t stop attacking because they have batters from top to bottom,” Ghosh says.
“We don’t know how the pitch will behave, but it looks nice. We can target 180 if all our batters click and we will try to restrict them to 150.”
Australia not sure what to anticipate from acquainted foe India
Familiarity breeds uncertainty for Australia as captain Meg Lanning says they don’t seem to be certain what to anticipate from outdated foe India/
The two sides have had some tight contests over current years – together with the ultimate of the final T20 World Cup in Melbourne in 2020 – and veteran skipper Lanning feels this one shall be as unpredictable as their previous clashes.
“I feel like anything can happen. And we understand that pretty well. But we’re as planned as we can be in terms of their individuals and their sort of team style of play,” she advised a news convention forward of the semi-final at Newlands.
“But you can’t predict what’s going to happen. So, we need to be able to adapt and sort of play what’s in front of us. I think that’s really important in coming with all the plans that you want.
“But if you’re not able to adapt at the time and change with what’s happening, then I think that’s when you get into trouble. So, we feel like we’re in a good position to be able to do that if we need to. We know that we have to be on our game for the whole 40 overs. So that’s the challenge that we’ve got because we know India are a great team.”
India shall be seeking to deny Australia, which has received 5 of the final six Women’s Twenty20 World Cups, progress to a seventh successive remaining.
“I think that they’ve shown that they’re not relying on one or two players. They’ve got some great depth as well,” Lanning mentioned of the opposition.
“They’ve really created that real strong group of players who have played a lot of cricket together now. And they’re able to deliver. So, we know they’re strong. And that just makes the challenge even greater and something we look forward to.”
Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com