Prior to World Cup, we are trying to get the batting combination right: Jhulan Goswami ahead of the second ODI
After suffering an eight-wicket loss in the first One Day International against England, the Indian women's team will look to make amends as they set foot on the County Ground in Taunton for the second game of the three-match series on Wednesday.
One of the drawbacks from the last encounter between the sides for the Indian team was the number of dot balls in their batting innings. The top order of the Indian side accounted for 181 dot deliveries out of the 300 balls adding enormous pressure on themselves.
Ahead of the Day and Night fixture in the three-match series, Jhulan Goswami shared insights on the strike rate conundrum for the team saying. " Shafali has made her debut in the last game, and everybody is expecting a lot from her because of the impact she's had. Coming to number three, four and five, they have plenty of experience and need one good knock, and it will give us a great platform. It is just one good match we require from our middle order."
While there has been plenty of talk surrounding the probable batting order of the side going forward, the speedster revealed, "Well, we are trying to settle down on our combinations. At this moment, prior to the World Cup, we are trying to create a few options, and we are searching which options click for us. The team management would take a call on whatever is the best combination. Hopefully, in coming matches and series, we will sort all the things."
Another significant aspect the Indian team would look to improve is the performance of their fast bowling unit. With conditions favouring the fast bowlers, the visiting side would heavily rely on their veteran pacer to dent the opposition batting unit.
"Well, honestly speaking, we have to come back as a bowling group strongly because, as an individual, you cannot achieve big milestones. We have to come out as a bowling unit and fire on the field. We have discussed a lot of things, and hopefully we will come back stronger in the upcoming matches," she concluded.