In the absence of a warm-up game before their first day-night test against Australia in September-October, Indian women need to train hard with the pink ball and focus on limited series, said former Indian women’s coach WV Raman.
India will visit Australia for a full series including one test, three one-day international and three international T20. The WACA Ground test will take place between September 30 and October 3 and will be preceded by two series of white balls.
“Getting a training game now seems a bit impractical because there are a lot of limitations and you may not have a good side to be formed by the local talent available. It’s not just about playing a practical game, but also about getting a reasonably good quality side. So, the best option would be to try and play as much as possible with the pink ball, to try and practice with it, to try and see what the bowlers have to do, to get used to it through any is the number of days available, “Raman was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.com.
“It’s the same for bullies, they have to make sure they overcome any worries and anxieties they may have with the pink ball,” the former Indian batsman said, adding that women who cricket from playing with pink ball.
“It shouldn’t matter, because they have to try to tell themselves that it’s just a sphere game with a piece of willow, that’s the best way to get into the game,” he said.
Raman added that India should not worry too much about the loss of test matches, as they will be forgiven for the lack of practice of test matches. He said Indian women should focus on limited series instead.
India will play a test in England next month and will continue with the day-night test in Australia.
This is the first time they have played a test since 2014.
“Even if things go unexpectedly bad, they should not be very disappointed, because the important stage of the tour is the one-day series and they enjoy playing in T20 format and this is a situation where they play a test match after almost seven years, so that it is not easy. We saw that the best sides can be a little rough by entering a test game after a long break. The long break can be as long as three to four months, so seven years is a long time. They have everything they can gain and lose nothing. “