Indian Women T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is ruled out of the Pink-Ball Test against Australia. The sides will be playing a one-off Test between September 30-October 4 after the ODI series which was won by the Australian team. India lost the ODI series and is willing to make a comeback in the Test match.
Indian Test skipper Mithali Raj at the pre-match presser confirmed Harmanpreet’s absence from the Test match. When asked about the update on Harmanpreet Kaur, Mithali said, “She is ruled out for the Test match.”
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Harmanpreet Kaur was ruled out with a thumb injury which is why h did not play the ODIs as well. Meanwhile, Mithali spoke about capitalising on the first session of the opening day of the Test match.
“I think the first session we had with the pink ball was yesterday. Yes, everybody had a different experience because we are not used to the pink ball, it does move around quite a bit. I think that is the pretty much first impression we got with the pink ball,” said Mithali during a virtual press conference.
India will play another Test match this year against England after playing the Pink-Ball test against Australia. The Indian skipper termed this as the most significant event in Indian women’s cricket this year.
“Definitely, the most significant thing is that we had two Tests this year. We played one in England and now we are playing against Australia. If this becomes a regular feature in bilateral series, then women’s cricket will thrive. I get this feedback most of the time, even today’s players who play in different leagues, they also love to play the longer format, if it becomes a regular thing, it will be great for women’s cricket,” said Mithali when asked how important is pink-ball Test for women’s cricket.