Indian Women’s cricket team is currently in Bristol preparing for the one-off Test against England women, which will also be their first-ever Test in seven years. They will lock horns against hosts England in the Test match starting June 16. It will be a four day affair at the County Ground in Bristol.
Since the Indian women haven’t played a Test match in seven years, vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur, while interacting with the media, revealed that she has got a chance to pick Ajinkya Rahane’s brain on the way to bat in the longer format.
Along with the women’s team, the men’s team is also in England for a long summer, comprising of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) Final and the historic five-match Test series against England. Both the teams underwent 14 days quarantine in the same hotel in Mumbai and they were in Southampton together for a few days. This is when the women’s cricketers got a chance to interact with the men’s cricket team and many of them took some vital tips before boarding the bus to Bristol.
“I have not played much of red-ball cricket, I have played just two Tests. This time we got a chance to speak to Ajinkya Rahane, we picked his brain on how to bat in the longer format, mentally we are prepared. Even in the nets, we try to be in the right frame of mind,” Harmanpreet said while speaking in a virtual press conference.
“When you are happy, you play good cricket. We try to play to our strengths. We had an easy and friendly talk with Rahane, he is very experienced, we had a chance to talk to him and we did exactly that,” she added.