Women's World Cup: Confident India look to carry on momentum against SL
High on confidence after three wins on the trot, India would look to continue their unbeaten streak and take another step towards a semifinal berth when they face a lowly Sri Lanka in the ICC Women's World Cup, here on Wednesday. The Indians, enjoying good run, would certainly start as overwhelming favourites against Sri Lanka, who have looked below-par in the tournament so far with three defeats from as many matches.
If there's anything called momentum in cricket, it is with the Indian team at the moment.
"We definitely will look into the fact that we don't lose wickets back-to-back because that puts a lot of pressure on the incoming batters as well as the team. We need to work on our partnerships as batters," Indian skipper Mithali Raj said.
"In terms of bowling, the spinners have been doing well, (against Pakistan) the pacers looked better than the last two games so it depends which wicket we play on against Sri Lanka. If it's a fresh wicket, then we have different plans for it," she added. Having comprehensively won last four ODI series — whitewashing Sri Lanka and the West Indies at home before beating South Africa in the finals of the World Cup qualifier as well as the quadrangular series -- besides three wins in the round-robin stage of the ongoing event, the Indian women would not want to lose the rhythm at any cost.
India made a dream start to the tournament by stunning hosts England by 35 runs before trouncing West Indies by seven wickets in their next encounter, while their 95-run win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the last match.