Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, and all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar may be forced to miss their team’s semifinal match against Australia owing to illness, according to sources. With six points from four games, India advanced to the competition’s knockout rounds. The team led by Harmanpreet was successful in defeating West Indies, Pakistan, and Ireland; Ireland was their sole loss. Vice-captain Smriti Mandhana is anticipated to command the team if Harmanpreet is unable to play. Concerns about Radha Yadav’s injury were also raised because she missed the game against Ireland.
Harmanpreet had identified a few concerns for Team India prior to the semifinal match.
“Our start was strong, but we didn’t bowl well in the middle overs, giving up too many runs. We lost our momentum at that point. Although we were doing well with the bat, we were not achieving the desired run rate, which is why we were losing wickets “After the team’s defeat over England, Harmanpreet made a post-game presentation.
Harmanpreet also spoke extensively about the quantity of dot balls that Indian hitters had to contend with. After facing 51 dot balls in their loss to England, India showed some improvement against Ireland with 41 dots in their innings of 155 for 6, led by Smriti Mandhana’s T20I career-best score of 87.
“Games in the World Cup are always intense competitions for both teams. I believe that in these games, if 150 is on the line, you always have the advantage. The pressure we place on ourselves is reasonable. We are merely going [out there] and assessing the circumstances, then playing solely in accordance with them. Dot balls are a problem that we already have. We would want to see some development in that area as well in the upcoming game, “Said Harmanpreet.