India girls’s opening batter Smriti Mandhana has stated that she by no means felt that she would expertise a day-night Test. India Women will play in opposition to Australia Women in a day-night Test later this yr on the WACA, Perth. The match can be performed from September 30-October 3. “Frankly, when I used to watch day-night Tests of men, I actually never felt that I would be able to experience this moment – it is wrong to say “I” at the moment – that the Indian team will be able to experience the moment. So, when it got declared, I was like – Oh, wow. That’s going to be crazy,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Mandhana as saying.
“I remember playing my first day-night one-day or T20 match. I was pretty excited, like a small kid. I was like, “Wow, we’ll be capable to play a day-night match” and all of that,” she added.
Talking additional concerning the day-night Test, Mandhana stated, “Now that we are going to play a day-night match, we have lots of things to work on but there is a lot of excitement…excitement about being part of a day-night Test match, and that too in Australia, against Australia; it is always a good challenge. It’s going to be a great moment for the Indian women’s cricket team.”
India Women will first play in opposition to England in a multi-format collection this June-July. Mithali Raj’s facet may also be enjoying one Test match on this tour.
“When we got to know of the first Test, against England, the whole team was really excited. We all were looking forward to it. The last Test match I was part of was in 2014, so it’s been quite a long time, we haven’t gone out in whites, so that excitement of playing a Test match after nearly seven years was on another level,” stated Mandhana.
“It’s too early at the moment. It is just going to be a process. You have to get adapted to it. It’s too early for us to start the pink-ball preparations because the match is three-four months later. At the moment it’s more about the England Test match, the Duke’s ball, and all of that stuff, so let’s see,” she added.
Recently, BCCI unveiled annual contracts for the ladies’s gamers and Mandhana was positioned within the Grade A class.
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