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After Harleen’s stunning catch, Harmanpreet credits coach Sharma for marked improvement in fielding | Cricket News – Times of India


NORTHAMPTON: Indian ladies’s T20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur on Saturday credited coach Abhay Sharma for the staff’s appreciable improvement in fielding, saying his “little adjustments” and “individual sessions” with the gamers are paying wealthy dividends.
Harmanpreet and Harleen Deol pulled off splendid catches in the rain-hit first T20I which England received by 18 runs right here on Friday night time.
“When you play a team game, you need momentum and it can come from any member of the team. When I took the catch, it created a sort of energy in the team and then Harleen also took a brilliant catch. So to create that energy, you need to take some extra effort,” Harmanpreet stated through the digital press convention.
“Throughout the game, our ground fielding was good, we saved a lot of runs, and we also took some brilliant catches, so I think it is a great sign that our fielding has improved a lot.”

In the penultimate over, Harmanpreet, fielding at lengthy on, put an finish to Nat Sciver’s good innings by diving to pouch the ball inches over the bottom.
Two balls later, Harleen put an finish to Amy Jones’ innings, as she jumped to take an outstanding reverse-cupped catch on the boundary above her head earlier than dropping her stability.
She threw the ball in the air as she stepped out of the boundary rope solely to leap again in, diving ahead to finish the catch.
ODI skipper Mithali Raj and batting nice Sachin Tendulkar lauded the stunning effort put by Harleen through the catch, the video of which has gone viral since.
Talking concerning the contribution of the fielding coach, Harmanpreet stated: “Abhay sir has been with us for quite some time, his little awareness makes you a better player. That is being reflected in our fielding.
“Earlier additionally, we used to make rather a lot of effort however the little changes that he has accomplished with our fielding, the person periods that he has taken with the gamers that has helped.
“The most important point was that he judged every player where they can do better fielding, so we are getting the results day by day from the effort that we have put in, which is a great positive.”
Sharma is into his second full sequence with the ladies’s staff following the house sequence in opposition to South Africa in March.
India, nevertheless, have misplaced one more match, happening by 18 runs in the primary T20I.
Asked what can be the method in the subsequent two T20Is, she stated: “We always play to win, unfortunately we lost a few wickets… so the approach will be the same. The wicket is good to bat on, so if we bat first we can score 10-15 runs extra, but the next two games approach will remain the same.”
Veteran pacer Shikha Pandey (3/22) was essentially the most profitable bowler for India on a day once they had been let down by the spinners on the Country floor right here.
“Shikha is the most experienced bowler for us. She has always delivered for us and she is enjoying her bowling.
“About spin bowling, if you play on flat tracks, one or two bowlers go for runs, so we have to lower down on that.”
Asked what sort of advice she has given to leggie Poonam Yadav, who is slower in the air compared to other spinners, Harmanpreet said: “Poonam is a wicket taking bowler and for us it is necessary she backs her energy.
“If others are getting advantage from bowling in a particular way, it may not work for her. Her strength is to loop the bowl, and hold it in the air, so if she tries faster ones, to beat them with pace, it doesn’t help.
“…it’s a optimistic factor that different groups are engaged on our bowlers, however my recommendation has at all times been to stay to your energy.”
Talking concerning the ongoing battle between opener Shafali Verma and pacer Katherine Burnt, Harmanpreet stated: “Shafali may be very optimistic, she stays in the second, she reacts what comes earlier than her, she is younger and it’s a optimistic signal that our gamers are dominating the opposite groups.”



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