Harmanpreet Kaur reveals how Ajinkya Rahane helped India Women prepare for England Test

India Women will play a one-off Test against England Women in Bristol from Wednesday (June 16) and it will be Mithali Raj & Co.’s red-ball match in almost seven years. Ahead of the big encounter in English conditions, Ajinkya Rahane – a Test specialist with 73 games and over 4500 runs under his belt –…

Harmanpreet Kaur reveals how Ajinkya Rahane helped India Women prepare for England Test

India Women will play a one-off Test against England Women in Bristol from Wednesday (June 16) and it will be Mithali Raj & Co.’s red-ball match in almost seven years.

Ahead of the big encounter in English conditions, Ajinkya Rahane – a Test specialist with 73 games and over 4500 runs under his belt – was requested by women’s team head coach Ramesh Powar for a practice session, primarily with the batters.

“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. What kind of approach should one apply in red-ball cricket. He told us to concentrate on playing as close to the body as possible,” Mithali’s deputy Harmanpreet Kaur told reporters in the virtual press conference from Bristol on Monday.

“That was a friendly talk with Rahane. He has played a lot of Test cricket, and that was a good experience,” added Kaur.

Apparently, Harmanpreet asked Rahane an interesting question regarding the mindset of a batter, who is coming in after a long partnership.

“Ajinkya’s answer was the ability to switch on and switch off when a partnership is on. Have a chat, drink a cup of coffee, get a massage. So you need to switch off for some time only to switch on at the time when you get in.”

Though only a few of India women cricketers have had the experience of playing with the red-cherry, Harmanrpeet expressed hopes for the future.

“It is a totally different scenario when you play red-ball cricket,” she said. “As a player it is important to get used to conditions. We don’t even get any domestic games with the red ball but (I hope) in the upcoming seasons and years we will get more red-ball cricket, which will be very good for us.”

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Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has become the poster boy of cricket for his country. The 22-year-old is famous for bamboozling batsmen with his stock deliveries. Hence, Rashid has been included in the squads of various T20 leagues around the world, including the Indian Premier League (IPL), Big Bash League (BBL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL).

However, the wily tweaker has had his share of ups and downs as he has also faced competitive batters who are difficult to tackle. In the same vein, Rashid lauded three great batters of the current lot- Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Babar Azam– in a recent interview.

All three are captains of their national side and have been consistent with the bat even while making strategies for their teams.

Talking about the same, Rashid opined that all three of them know their capabilities and pace their innings well to achieve big scores.

“It is quite difficult (to compare the three batsmen) but no doubt Virat is a world-class player. Even Kane Williamson and Babar Azam are right up there. They know their limits and the shots they can play. The process with which they start and end their innings is very clear,” Rashid told Cricket Pakistan.

Rashid is currently plying his trade for Lahore Qalandars in the PSL 2021, and his team would next be locking horns with Karachi Kings.

When asked about his strategy against Kings’ skipper Babar, Rashid revealed that though he takes assistance from technology to plan against the opposition’s batters, he bowls to his strengths and delivers the correct line and length.

“No doubt Babar is a world-class batsman. But as a bowler, my focus is always on backing my strengths. As a bowler, you do study the strong and weak points of the batsman you are bowling to. But at the same time, backing your my is important and that is bowling good line and length. If I do that then whoever the batsman is, I will get good results. I do watch their videos for planning but I believe in backing my own ability,” Rashid concluded.

Meanwhile, the Qalandars’ are positioned at the second spot in the PSL 2021 points table, losing only two out of their seven games and are top contenders for winning the coveted trophy.

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