The three-match series between the sides will begin on Thursday at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
Finding context for the three-match ODI series between Australia and India, which gets underway at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday, may be challenging given that the next ODI World Cup is two years away and there will be a T20 World Cup in 2024. On the other hand, Harmanpreet Kaur’s team will relish the chance to put a youthful team to the test against the strongest team in women’s cricket.
India has played just three ODIs in the past 15 months (a drew series in July in Bangladesh). Nonetheless, they can draw encouragement from their victories in 11 days this month against Australia and England in the Test series.
At a news conference on Wednesday, India head coach Amol Muzumdar stated, “We’re looking forward to the ODI series.” We’ll make an effort to maintain the momentum (from the Test victories). Everyone is eager for the white-ball leg and anticipating it. Although this is a wonderful beginning, more work needs to be done.
“The Test victories ignited a spark. a boost that other female cricket players across the nation will receive. It will improve our ODI and T20 cricketing. Since the game’s most pristine version will always be highly revered. I’ve always thought that you can play any other format if you can play Test cricket.
The former domestic batting mainstay from Mumbai stated, “It will help women in India take up the game and look up to red-ball cricket; it also gives us a platform to play better white-ball cricket.” India’s 16-man roster includes four uncapped players: Shreyanka Patil, Titas Sadhu, Saika Ishaque, and Mannat Kashyap.
India is 10-40 against Australia head-to-head in ODIs. In both white-ball formats, they are 4-17 at home versus the world champions. Their winning streak in T20 and ODI World Cups can be attributed to their long history of consistency as a squad. Our strengths should be our primary focus. Our priorities should be on how we can best compete with the world’s finest team, according to Muzumdar.
We’ve examined the overall picture. While doing this, we take care to remember the regular games we play. We shall strive to get better every day and at every chance we have. If we are successful in doing so, I will be extremely pleased.
Harmanpreet, who for the first time led in Tests and made significant contributions with both bat and ball, was praised by Muzumdar. Harmanpreet is the team’s unifying factor. The crew looks up to her and unites behind her. She is delighted to provide her knowledge to the younger athletes.
“Harman is unmatched by anyone. Not only is she an inspiration to the team and the locker room, but she also inspires millions of others who watch her play with the bat, bowl, field and captain. She exudes an atmosphere. October saw the Alyssa Healy-led Australia defeat the West Indies 2-0 at home, in their 12th ODI match of the year. After Meg Lanning retired in November, the record seven-time ODI World Cup winners are in transition and will be eager to turn around a rare Test loss.
According to batter Beth Mooney, “India are a huge threat in white-ball cricket; they’ve had a lot of success over the last couple of years and have some world-class players.” “We get too right up and about when there’s a decent crowd, and we know they’re going to play on the crowd a little bit too.” We’re hoping to silence them as soon as possible, because that will play a significant role in the series.
The goal is to try and learn as much as you can. We want to learn as much as we can from this series and our upcoming journey of Bangladesh in April. It has been incredibly beneficial for us to borrow some wisdom from our men’s squad, who competed in the ODI World Cup and won the title by defeating India in the final. Before the T20 World Cup, hopefully, we can iron out a few issues over the next six months.