July 20, 2012

Women's cricket

'Indian women tough opponents'

Abhishek Mukherjee

India may have lost the five-match ODI series against England women, but former fast bowler Isa Guha says the Indians were no easy opponents, in alloutcricket.com

For me there are three players that made all the difference: Punam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur add depth to India’s batting line-up, which alleviates the pressure on Mithali Raj, who is heavily relied upon to score the team’s runs. What stood out was their character. Each appeared to enjoy a challenge and were equally able to back it up with skill. The Indian opener, Raut, faced England’s main strike bowler Katherine Brunt with confidence and never seemed phased by her pace. Kaur often scored at a high strike rate and it was her performance, along with Raut and Raj, which was instrumental in chasing down 229 in the opening game.

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