Having recently become only the third women cricketer to lead her country in 100 ODIs, Mithali Raj is all set to lead a bunch of confident girls in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.
“The quadrangular series was very good preparation in terms of gaining confidence and sorting out the composition of the team, but we can’t really depend on past glory,” Raj saidon Wednesday(June 21).
“The conditions there (South Africa) are completely different to what we are facing here in England. We can take a lot of confidence, but we need to start fresh again in the World Cup.”
As far as the World Cup is concerned, the India team does not appear to be thinking far ahead and have planned to execute things step by step. “Our first target will be to reach the semi-finals, but for that you need to be able to play good cricket throughout the tournament and have good momentum.”
India start their World Cup campaign against hosts England on the first day of the event on Saturday (June 24).