Vice-captain Smriti Mandhana is expected to make her playing XI comeback against West Indies after missing India’s opening match of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 against Pakistan. The 26-year-old was forced to sit out against the bitter rivals due to a finger injury, but her coach Troy Cooley is optimistic that she will be well enough to play against the West Indies on February 15 at Cape Town’s Newlands Stadium.
Smriti is currently working extremely hard, and the bowling coach indicated that her progress will be periodically checked. He said that the opener has done everything within her power to play against the Caribbean squad coached by Hayley Matthews, and he and the team have high hopes for Mandhana.Mandhana has been putting in a lot of effort. She completed everything that was required of her today, but I believe that it will be evaluated after today. And I believe that we observe how she pulls up from our perspective. However, according to Cooley, who was quoted by ESPNCricinfo, “we’re quite satisfied that she got through the practise today and accomplished what she needed to do.
Cooley discusses the significance of Deepti Sharma in the equation.
Currently, Deepti Sharma is probably one of cricket’s best all-rounders in the world. The 25-year-old, who let up 39 runs in her four overs against Pakistan, was unable to make an impact. Nevertheless, Cooley supported the cricketer and discussed the impact shecan make things using the ball.
Deepti, a talented bowler, bowled three over during the powerplay, including one with three fielders out in the last pitch. We are aware of the high pressure situations, but Deepti is the ideal person to pass the ball to. Do you bowl the ball you wanted, are the main topics of conversation? Did you find the desired field? You then move on. The girls are excellent at analysing their own performances, so we try to let things go as much as we can, he continued.