Ahead of the Final match, Indian captain Mithali Raj warned their opponent team England not to imagine an easy match when they come up against her side in the ICC Women’s World Cup final on Sunday.
India’s Harmanpreet Kaur 171 runs off 115 balls unbeaten made the highest score by an Indian player, male or female, in the World Cup knockout match. Kaur set the platform for a stunning 36-run semi-final victory over defending champions Australia at Derby on Thursday.
The 34-year-old Indian Women’s captain Mithali Raj said ahead of the final match against England on 23rd July at Lords. “As a team, we are all very excited to be part of the final.”
Talking about 2005 World Cup which reached first in the final, Raj said “We knew that this tournament wasn’t going to be easy but the way the girls have turned up at every situation when the team needed, whether it was the batters or bowlers, this win has definitely changed the scenario in terms of how the girls will look up to the final.”
“It definitely isn’t going to be easy for England. But it will come down to how we perform on that day. We really have to work on our planning and strategy because England have also peaked after being defeated by us in the first game.”
She added, “They have performed well in the run up to final, so playing a host in their own country is going to be a challenge. But saying that this unit is up for it.”
The recorded women’s player Kaur produced an innings of destructive batting which smashes 20 fours and seven sixes and set six-time champions Australia 282 to win.