Harmanpreet Kaur: The last two innings I played gave me confidence
Harmanpreet Kaur compiled an aggressive fifty against South Africa in an ODI in Kimberley. At the time, very few would have thought that this was the beginning of a run in the form of a 50-over, one of the main points of the Indian batting division.
But the last two innings I played gave me great confidence. When things are not in your favor, a lot of people talk about it, but the good part is that people close to me always give me confidence. I thank them very much because it is important to have confidence at that time. I get back into my rhythm and hope I can continue this rhythm, ”he added.
Fortunately for India, the experienced cricketer emerged in the final ODI of the series with fifty men against New Zealand ahead of the 2022 World Cup, followed by a ton of hot games against South Africa.
She said her focus is on contributing to the success of the side by playing to the needs of the team rather than numbers.
Harmanpreet credits team psychologist for bringing her out of her ‘shell’. “After that I got clear ideas, those things really helped me in the last two-three games,” says India’s vice-captain, who struck a century in the warm-ups.
Harmanpreet said during a press conference on Wednesday. “Especially during the last four games which we played against New Zealand when even my performance wasn’t going too well and I was going into my shell. The World Cup was coming up and it is very important, as we all know. After that, she spoke to me and as the talks were happening I realised that I was also looking forward to talking to her. I got the solutions from the talks we had.
Harmanpreet Kaur will bat at No. 5 in the upcoming World Cup despite expressing she preferred the No. 4 spot, a position which captain Mithali Raj now occupies. Harmanpreet has better ODI numbers at No. 4, where she batted until recently; she averages 40.45 there for her 1618 runs in 48 innings with a strike rate of 70.22, whereas at No. 5 she averages 26.84 in 38 innings while striking at 66.12. Even her recent half-century against New Zealand came in at No. 4.
“I’m more comfortable at No. 4 than No. 5, but we need to play according to the team’s demands,” she said. “We did discuss on that but as of now I’m going to play at No. 5 only, maybe in the future we can [make changes] according to the match situation but right now I don’t think I’ll be playing at No. 4, No. 5 will be my number.”
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