Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur: The India women’s Test team vice-captain has turned to Ajinkya Rahane for advice related to batting against swinging ball in England, “That was a friendly talk with Rahane. He has played a lot of Test cricket, and that was a good experience,” she said.
The upcoming Test match, held after a gap of seven years will start on June 16. Regarding the same, Kaur sought advice from the vice-captain of the Indian men’s cricket team in Test cricket.
According to a statement by Kaur in a virtual press conference from Bristol on June 14, she said, “We got a chance to have a word with the men’s players. I spoke to Ajinkya about my batting. Rahane shared his experience of how to play the moving ball in England.”
She further informed that Ajinkya adviced the cricketers about the kind of approach should one apply in red-ball cricket and also asked them to concentrate on playing as close to the body as possible.
The test match occurring after a gap of seven years when they take on hosts England in a one-off game in Bristol did not provide the women’s team with enough time to practise, however, Kaur assured in the press conference that they “look to adapt to conditions as quickly as possible.”
The 32-year-old cricketer who reportedly does not have much experience of playing red-ball, having played only two Test matches in her career, said that she will try to spend time at the crease and will play according to the ball.
She added that although they didn’t get any red-ball games in the domestic, in the future, they will get them more and that is a good sign for the team.