CWG 2022: Harmanpreet Kaur Wants India To “Set The Tone” Against Australia

The Indian women’s cricket team will start the campaign on Friday during the Commonwealth Games against Australia in Edgbaston, Birmingham. The team reached the UK last week and in recent days the team has been preparing as best they can to secure a podium spot. India is in Group A alongside Australia, Barbados and Pakistan. On the eve of the start of the event, Captain Harmanpreet Kaur addressed a virtual press conference where she spoke about the preparation of the team.

“I think we’ve always done better when we got a chance to play against them (Australia), this time things look really positive, we’ll try to do our best,” Harmanpreet said while replying to a NDTV question about play. against Australia in a virtual press conference on Thursday.

Speaking further about Australia, Harmanpreet said: “Look, for us all teams are important. It’s important to win all games when you play a tournament like this. The first game is always important because you have to set the tone for the game. team. We’ve made plans for all teams, it’s about playing one game at a time.”

Speaking of a stay at the Games Village, the Indian skipper said: “Staying in the village is different from other tournaments we play. We enjoy the experience wherever you go, you have to have your card with you or no one will recognize it you without your card Yes, we are getting used to these circumstances, opening ceremony, we are still thinking about that because the next day we have an early game so we are working on that, if everything goes according to plan then we will definitely go to the opening ceremony. “

Earlier this week, Harmanpreet’s photos of a golf stick warm-up went viral. Speaking of the same, the Indian captain said: “Actually it was a warm-up club, always when I went to hit I did my warm-up with a golf stick. In T20 format we sometimes have to start hitting from the first ball, if you body is fully warmed up then it is good for you so thats why i used that my trainer sagar started with this exercise he gave me that warm up club if i am late bat then i can use that for wrist warm up it help me, I’ve tried it for the last few series.”

“We couldn’t watch the field yesterday, but we did get some time in the nets, it looked like a really nice hitting course. You always get help for the bowlers, also because of the weather. I think it would be great for both batters and bowlers. When I talk about the team combination, we have a balanced side,” she added.


Speaking further about the prep, Harmanpreet said: “So far it’s looking really good. We’ve had three practice sessions, everyone looks in great shape and we’re all really excited, and now it’s time to deliver, Harmanpreet said.

“When we went for a Sri Lanka tour, I had asked the girls what is the one thing we want to set for our team, then Pooja Vastrakar replied ‘killing attitude’. So we’re working on that, we’re trying to get that vibe. Everyone keeps talking about the killer attitude within our team I don’t know what things Australia is following, that killer attitude is something we are working on,” she added.

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