Will encourage Shafali to take advantage of his staff: Mithali

Mithali Raj wants Shafali Verma to play his natural game in Bristol on Sunday. The free-kick opener is set to make her ODI debut in the first of the three-game series against England.

Expectations are high for the 17-year-old after her sensational start to her testing career a few days ago at the same venue, with scores of 96 and 63. Mithali said that as captain she’s the would encourage play in the following manner. she liked to play.

“There will be times when she will give us a head start, and we would like her to be consistent, but she is a young child and she will learn with experience,” Mithali said at a conference. virtual press on Saturday.

The skipper said India approached the three-game series with a confident frame of mind, having done well in saving the single test, although she conceded England would have the home advantage. .

“England are one of the best teams in the world,” she said. “But we have players who have had experience of playing in the league here and we would get information from them on the preparation against the England squad.”

Regarding the early end of the test match, when newbies Sneh Rana and Taniya Bhatia were given chances to hit one hundred and fifty respectively, she said she was surprised. “Sneh told me it was a bad light call taken by the referees,” Mithali said. “When the referees saw the two teams congratulate each other, it was pretty much considered the game was over.”

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