Mithali Raj feels an excessive amount of significance is given to strike fee

India ODI captain Mithali Raj stated that the difficulty of strike fee will get extra consideration than it deserves in girls’s cricket, earlier than including that the main focus of her crew shall be on enjoying in keeping with the scenario.

Mithali spoke to the media earlier than India’s departure to New Zealand the place they are going to participate in a five-match ODI collection earlier than enjoying within the World Cup. On the press convention, the Indian captain as soon as once more confronted questions concerning the crew’s gradual strike fee and talent to put up 250-plus totals in ODI cricket.

File picture of Mithali Raj. AP

“I believe an excessive amount of significance is given to strike fee by you all. It’s at all times spoken when it.netes to battling or placing up massive totals. I simply needed to know for those who all solely observe the strike charges of the India gamers or the gamers from the opposite groups,” Mithali stated.

“…as a result of within the Australia collection itself, the sport that Australia received, the decider, Beth Mooney scored her 50 in 80 odd balls, however she went on to play a match-winning innings for her crew. In order for me, cricket is a recreation performed on conditions on the bottom.

She additional stated, “I consider that cricket is a recreation performed on conditions on the bottom. And sure, it is necessary that we hold that in thoughts that we have to have a wholesome strike fee. However on the finish of the day, it is how our batting unit revolves and (what) the depth of the batting unit in our crew (is).

“So sure, when now we have to attain 250-270, we have to have a wholesome strike fee, however having stated that, we is not going to solely totally give attention to strike fee, it is essential to play an innings to win and construct partnerships, and that occurs, not due to strike fee however since you apply and play in keeping with the scenario on the bottom. Typically you must play quick, however generally you must play to get your crew out of the opening too.”

Mithali additionally added that top-order batters might want to take extra accountability for the crew to attain massive totals recurrently.

“FreeCricketly, if now we have to go to the 2017 World Cup the place the crew did nicely and placed on a rating of 250-270 is as a result of there’s at the least one top-order bat who performed via the innings and the remainder of them revolved round that batter,” she stated.

“So it is essential that the highest order, certainly one of them, takes the accountability of enjoying via the innings and there must be a partnership or two of fifty… that means we might be capable to rating 250-270.”

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