The 2 Indian Female Cricketers Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj have still motivated for Upcoming ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.
2 Indian Female Cricketers
After the pandemic disrupted international cricket, the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand, due to be held in early 2021, was postponed for a year to give players and board members time to properly prepare for the tournament.
37-year-old fast bowler Goswami admitted that she was preparing for the 2021 schedule but acknowledges the unique challenges that have resulted in the tournament being postponed.
“With the current Covid-19 situation, the preparation was held up,” she told PTI. “When you go to the World Cup you have to be prepared. You have a lot of things on your mind, combinations and ideas, and you need time to try them out.
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The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup, originally slated for 2021 in New Zealand, has now been rescheduled for 2022. pic.twitter.com/RMzgVYClyi
“We respect the decision of the authorities. It would not have been easy to create a bio-bubble for eight teams, hopefully there will be a vaccine soon.”
She reiterated her commitment to competing in the World Cup, despite the fact that despite being the leading wicket taker in ODI women’s cricket at 225 scalps, she does not take her place on the team for granted and remains determined to prove it to herself in Games that take place in the meantime.
“Yes, 2022 is the goal now, but you have to be part of the process and play games and perform consistently. Then you can think of the World Cup because there is still a lot of time left and it is no longer around the corner.” She said.
Whilst this is never great news to wake up to. I can understand the reasons why given the lack of cricket in some countries. I just hope those players who were planning to retire after the @cricketworldcup can hold on for one year…right @M_Raj03, @JhulanG10, @RachaelHaynes 😉 https://t.co/qskrnJNLqR— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) August 7, 2020
“At this point, all I can think of is the next series and appear in it and start from scratch. I can’t tell you what can happen between now and 2022 as it’s still a long way off.”
Jhulan’s longtime Indian partner and ODI team skipper Mithali Raj took to Twitter to express their enthusiasm for participating in the New Zealand World Cup despite the postponement. The delay would only give the teams more time to prepare.
“There is always something positive to get out of any situation. In this case, too, I say more time for planning and preparation. The same vision, the same goal,” she beamed in response to news about the rescheduling.