World Cup 2022: Mithali Raj stated that they must fire as a team. The goal is to win the World Cup the following year. In recent years, India’s middle class has also been a source of concern. With batters failing to take advantage of the openers’ strong starts. Speaking at a Delhi event co-hosted by KFC and the Indian Deaf Cricket Association. Mithali emphasized that focusing on one region was inappropriate.
“We bat as a unit so you can’t pinpoint one area,” she said. “There are times when the top order failed and the others performed. As a unit, if we look to post a good total then it will help. If we focus on one area like middle-order then it becomes too much of a burden for that particular slot,” Mithali Raj said.
Furthermore, India has received a lot of criticism in recent years for achieving inadequate results. India scored a couple of 250+ runs in their previous series against Australia. Then, in the last ODI, they chased down 265 runs.
World Cup 2022: “When you play against a strong team in its backyard you try to give your best. Though we lost the series, the matches were very close. We scored 270 (274) and chased 270-odd. If we can do that consistently we will be among the best sides in world cricket,” Raj said.
World Cup 2022: Lastly, Mithali Raj lost the series 2-1 against Australia. But all-around efforts from the batters earned them a lot of praise. It will give them the much-required confidence. Ahead of the much-awaited World Cup. The women’s side has played against powerhouses England and Australia. It is scheduled to play the Kiwis leading up to the mega event. While Mithali Raj asserted that they have had good preparations in 2021.
“We have played three best teams since March and it has given us good preparation. Players have played domestic cricket and also participated in the Women’s Big Bash. Hence, they are getting game time which is the most important thing. We are getting to play in New Zealand before World Cup which is also good,” Mithali Raj said.