‘These are the rules. We can’t help it’ – Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur revealed that India had paid explicit consideration to the significance of topping the group stage on the World Cup as a result of it might be the deciding issue within the case of a washed out semi-final which proved to be the case towards England in Sydney.

India opened their match with a win towards Australia earlier than securing a clear sweep of the group with wins towards Bangladesh, New Zealand and Sri Lanka which means they completed above Australia. It meant that when rain washed out the primary semi-final on the SCG, India progressed to their first T20 World Cup remaining.

“We knew from day one once we have been going to begin this match that we must win all of the video games, as a result of if we do not get a match due to any situation, then whoever is on the high within the league, that workforce goes to play the ultimate. And that is how we began,” Kaur mentioned, whereas additionally acknowledging {that a} reserve day would have been preferable. “It was very unlucky that we did not get to the sport in the present day. However these are the principles. We will not assist it.”

When England captain Heather Knight was requested if they’d paid explicit consideration to the washout facet of the semi-finals she mentioned they’d not particularly mentioned the situation earlier than the match started however set out desirous to win each match.

“Harman will need to have acquired a crystal ball out. I am going to need to borrow that from her for the subsequent match,” she mentioned. “No, you do not take into consideration that. It is such a singular state of affairs. So, yeah, no, we did not focus on it. We simply wished to get to the semi-finals and win. We plan to attempt to win each sport that we are able to.”

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With no match to replicate on in Sydney, consideration rapidly turned to Sunday and the ultimate the place 60,000 tickets have already been bought with the potential of the game-changing momentum and India might deliver.

“Positively we’ll get plenty of consideration from the folks as a result of all people needs us to play good cricket they usually’re anticipating us to do effectively,” Kaur mentioned. “And we’ll attempt to give our greatest. If we win, positively we’ll get plenty of consideration and plenty of love from again dwelling.”

Kaur’s mother and father and youthful brother have been on the SCG – the primary match her mom had attended – and although there was no cricket for them to observe they are going to be on the MCG.

“It is the primary time they have been going to observe me taking part in cricket as a result of my dad did once I was at school. However my mom by no means watched me play cricket. And he or she was there,” Kaur mentioned. “It means so much as a result of from day one I wished them to observe me taking part in cricket and in the present day I acquired this chance, they’ve come right here to observe all of us taking part in, and I hope we get all help from all of the mother and father and attempt to win this match.”


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