Indian Women to play with Pink Ball for the First time
Queensland – Today the Australian women’s cricket team will face India in a Test match for the first time since 2006.
The first day’s play in the one-off Day/Night Test between the Indian women’s cricket team and Australia resumed after a rain interruption. Mithali Raj’s team from India will go into the Test against Australia beginning from today at the Gold Coast’s Carrara Oval. So when Raj was asked about the possibility of the ball doing a lot around twilight, the India skipper said she would have to learn on the job.
Mithila mentioned that she don’t have the experience of playing with a pink ball. Although she is quite curious to see around that period (twilight) when they say that it’s going to be a little difficult. She can only say when she experience it after the two days of training.
India has got only brief period of two days to familiarise themselves with the pink ball.
Remarkably, two Indian players are still part of the team more than 15 years later, which included captain Mithali Raj and fast bowler Jhulan Goswami. None of the Australians from that team are still playing now, but many of those former players have gone on to achieve great things in their respective careers.
It was reported that India will open with Shafali Verma, who scored 96 against England on her Test debut whereas in absence of injured Harmanpreet Kaur, the middle-order will have Raj, Deepti Sharma and left-handed batter Yastika Bhatia who could be making her Test debut being preferred over Punam Raut.