IND-W vs ENG-W: We forcefully played in wet conditions, says Harmanpreet Kaur
IND-W vs ENG-W: India women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur said the side “forcefully played” in wet conditions in the first T20 International against England here, resulting in a nine-wicket defeat for the tourists.
Just one month ago, India upset England in the Commonwealth Games semifinals, but on Saturday night, the T20 series did not go well for them.
“We were not able to get the runs we were expecting. I just feel we forcefully played because conditions not 100 percent fit to play,” Harmanpreet said after the match.
The Indian captain, however, defended her teammates and said that everyone in the team continued to give it their all despite the slippery circumstances, which might have caused injury at any time.
“Still happy the way girls put the effort. Because when there are chances to get injured but they are ready to play.
“That’s what you need to have team-mates in the team (for) who can score in whatever conditions. And happy the way we put our efforts,” she further said.
When Radha Yadav’s diving effort during England’s chase resulted in a shoulder injury and the latter departed the field in discomfort, India also ended up losing a crucial member of the team.
Due to the 23-year-abrupt old’s exit from the field. India was without a bowler who could have made a difference for the visitors.
“I know it was not 100% conditions to play cricket and still we were putting efforts.
“I know the ground was too wet. And there were so many chances to get injured and one of our players got injured also. She was our main bowler and that’s why we were lacking,” Harmanpreet noted.
“We were one bowler short and the way we were trying to put efforts (meant a lot),” she said. “I am really happy girls were coming forward to give 100%,” she added.