India need to think beyond Jhulan Goswami, says Mithali Raj, need to prepare fast bowlers. Cricket News – Times of India

Bristol: Captain Mithali Raj Said on Sunday that the time has come for India’s women’s team to work longer and think beyond overwork Jhulan Goswami By preparing young fast bowlers for the future.
Raj blamed both the batting and bowling units for India’s poor performance in the first ODI against England on Sunday.
Sent in to bat, India played 181 dot balls to post 201 for eight, which England chased down with 91 balls.
During the post-match virtual press conference, Raj said about dot balls, “Yes, we need to look at that aspect and keep rotating the strike.”
“We need our top-5 batsmen to score runs. We also need to understand that the England fast bowlers are very experienced. They know how to bowl in their conditions.”
He said that the seam bowlers on his side were not right.
“If we can take early wickets, it puts pressure (on the opposition). If we don’t get wickets from the fast bowlers, it puts pressure on the spinners.
“So we need to prepare fast bowlers other than Jhulan. He should learn how to understand the conditions and bowl well accordingly,” he added.
After the early dismissal of openers Shafali Verma (15), Raj played a 108-ball 72 to help India cross the 200-run mark. Smriti Mandhana (10).
But his knock was not enough as the Indian batsmen failed to hit boundaries to rotate the strike and accelerate the scoring rate.
“Our batting line-up needs to be on fire at some point.
“In the last few years we are more comfortable with setting goals than we are. We need to work on that, we need to know how to get to 250,” he said.
“But we can’t lose wickets with a bang. We have to know when to increase the acceleration and how to get it.”
Hinting that there might be some changes in the composition of the playing XI in the second ODI, Raj said the team management should also support the players.
“It is important to support the players, especially those who have done well in the past. Sometimes playing stroke players is a gamble. But we need to support them to prepare players keeping the World Cup in mind. is.
“Apart from the captain, coach and support staff, the selectors also play an important role in this and we are in constant touch with them.
“We will definitely look into the composition, a little tweaking of the batting order to get ahead of the line.”
The captain said that standing at the end of his career, it is his duty to prepare his replacements and the future stars of the team.
“… when it comes to finishers we obviously don’t have players for that slot who score runs at home level. We need to groom someone who shows potential in that area.
“I have scored most of my runs in the No. 3 slot but it is important to get the batsmen in that slot. We need batsmen who can score runs. I am not going to play for long so it is my duty to prepare the players. Mithali spoke about her decision to drop the order from her favorite No.3 slot to No.4.


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