Always Had in Mind to Put Out Best CricketPossible for Women’s IPL, Says Smriti Mandhana

Since the time has come for the possibility of getting the Indian Women’s Premier League (IPL), many have wondered that the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge, starting on Monday at the MCA Stadium, will be the final edition of a three-team event. .

Now opening Smriti Mandhana, captain of the defending Trailblazers, feels that while participating in the three-team event, the goal has always been to produce the best women’s cricket to start the IPL fast. The Mandhana’s Trailblazers will open their title defense on Monday against Supernova Harmanpreet Kaur.

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“We were all really excited when we heard that we were going to have an exhibition match that would lead to the IPL in some years. We always had this in mind that we should put in the best cricket possible to get the IPL,” Mandana said in the pre-match virtual press conference. women as soon as possible.

“This tournament was great in that sense people are seeing more local talent. We got quite a few talents from this tournament like we saw Chavali (Verma) in Jaipur and they kind of got picked from here. There were a few girls that came out. From this tournament when we saw them at this point, so this tournament has been good for the last three or four years.”

Mandana acknowledged that with only two matches available, excluding the final, giving chances to unassigned Indian cricketers would be a challenge. “We have to be really practical about some things like we have four players from outside in match eleven and we only have three games at our disposal. As much as we want to give chances to the non-disabled Indian players, it’s not like we’re going to go out there and decide that these It’s how we’re going to give chances.”

“In the last edition also we tried to give (chances) because this is the Indian women’s T20 challenge and we want our non-certified players to go out there and play something very close to international cricket. Two or three matches is a lot less to give chances to everyone but let’s see how it goes. things.”

Mandana enters the tournament on the back of Maharashtra’s leadership of the T20 Women’s Trophy runner-up, including the 56-ball 84th Championship in the title fight, and hopes to continue the good run in the Women’s T20 Challenge with a massive year of T20 cricket awaiting the Indian team.

“Personally I’m working on T20 cricket now because we have a lot of T20s to play this year. So I’m definitely trying to play a few more shots than I used to. I’m working a lot on these things and I’d be good to go there as we’ve had a season.” T20 domestically is good and we are just looking to continue that in this tournament.”

Mandana signed on by saying that her team will do everything they can to take on the spinning challenge of the supernova. “Almost all the girls know each other, especially now that we have played a month of local cricket together. We have our strategies ready. They have a good lineup at bowling, especially spinners like Sophie (Ecclestone) and (Alana) King. We all know how we want Let’s play our game tomorrow.”

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