BCCI will decide on the fate of India and Pakistan, but emphasized the importance of the games as the points of the ICC Women’s Championship are at stake, said Jhulan Goswami.
Veteran fast bowler said Wednesday that the BCCI will decide on the fate of India and Pakistan, but stressed the importance of the games as the points of the ICC Women’s Championship are at stake.
“It is decided by the BCCI. We do not know what will happen to Pakistan, but yes, all matches are important to us, and we should try to play a positive and good cricket in these games, “said Goswami on the eve of the third meeting of the ODI with England.
Indian captain Mithali Raj had previously said the series against England was of the utmost importance as they probably knew they would not play Pakistan.
In order to escape the qualification tournaments before the 50-year-old World Cup 2021, India wants to score as many points as possible in as many games as possible.
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“I remember last time we had just under three points. That’s why we had to play the qualification. It has always been a concern to us that we probably would not play against Pakistan and therefore, no matter what game we play against whoever, we should play those who keep in mind that we need those points, “said Raj.
India is currently the number two on the ICC Women’s Championship table with 16 points from 14 games. Pakistan, on the other hand, comes in fifth with 12 points from as many games.
Goswami was in brilliant form in the second ODI against England, claiming that there are four wickets to keep visitors below 161 in total.
“I think I have ironed well since my South Africa tour. I also did well against England and Sri Lanka in the series. Now I just enjoy my rhythm and try to control things as best I can. As a senior player I have a lot of responsibility and as you get older, you have to stick to the plans, “she said.
Spearhead, who made her debut in 2002, is an inspiration to her Tempo partner Shikha Pandey. The Tempo duo was the first pair to win four-wick trains in an ODI.
“I do not tell the teenagers anything. I just do my routine work and try to play any kind of match. I’m just busy with my routine. I’m just trying to tell them that it’s not about technology every single time, sometimes it’s about the process, “Goswami said.
Goswami and Pandey took on eight goals in the second ODI against England. It was a rare opportunity where middle-sized players in an Asian game took eight out of ten cleaners.
“Hardly on Indian soil can you see that the Mittlerer Gates take, because the gates are different here. Shikha and I complement each other very well and it paid off in the previous game, “she said.