Women’S T20 World Cup: Australia are a strong team but we can beat them, says India’s Richa Ghosh | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India’s star keeper-batter Richa Ghosh mentioned on Wednesday that the five-time champions Australia are ‘beatable’. India will lock horns with the Southern Stars in the semi-final of the ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup on Thursday.
Australia has been India’s bogey workforce in recent times however Ghosh is assured that Meg Lanning‘s workforce is a beatable one.
“Australia are beatable, in our final collection we beat them and we have now additionally accomplished it earlier than. They’re a powerful workforce however we are able to beat them,” Ghosh mentioned on the eve of their all-important semi-final at Newlands, Cape Town.
“We are attempting to enhance our mindset. Everybody has the sport however the workforce that’s mentally sturdy will win. We have now been engaged on that,” Ghosh added.
Australia have been a dominant pressure within the format since successful the final version in 2020 at house. Within the final 22 months, Australia have misplaced only one T20I and that defeat got here in opposition to India away from house through a Tremendous Over. The five-time champions are unbeaten within the event to date, having received all their group stage matches.
Ghosh feels beating Australia shall be a “big confidence booster” heading into the massive remaining.

Though India misplaced the five-match collection 1-4 in opposition to Australia in December, the scoreline didn’t do justice to how arduous the ‘Girls in Blue’ pushed the world’s top-ranked workforce throughout the 5 video games. And as soon as once more Harmanpreet Kaur and Co. are aiming to do the identical.
Having performed within the December collection, the U-19 World Cup-winning teenager mentioned that India plan to use Australia’s weaknesses.
“We all know the weak spot of Australia and we’re planning in opposition to it however I can’t say what that (weak spot) is as a result of then they’ll come ready,” Ghosh mentioned.
The hard-hitting Ghosh mentioned India will play an attacking recreation just like Australia.


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“They assault so much. So, no matter occurs to them, even when the batter is out, they do not depart the attacking. As a result of they’ve batters from prime to backside. We even have batter from prime to backside. So, we’ll play an attacking recreation,” Ghosh mentioned.
The star India batter Ghosh added that India would want to place up at the very least 180 on board to problem the depth of the Australian batting line-up.
“Australia is comfy chasing as a result of they bat deep, we do too, however the toss will not be in anybody’s hand. So regardless of the scenario, we must undergo with it. We have now plans,” Ghosh, India’s greatest finisher by a distance, mentioned.
“We do not understand how the pitch will behave tomorrow however it appears good. We are able to goal 180 on this if all our batters click on and whereas bowling we’ll attempt to prohibit them to 140-150 as a result of they’ve an excellent batting line up,” Ghosh mentioned.
In Ghosh, India has unearthed a much-needed finisher and the teen hasn’t disenchanted. Speaking about her recreation, she mentioned: “There are ups and downs at all times, despite the fact that I had them however have learnt so much from there, how one can deal with a scenario. After I go to bat, my dealing with of stress has improved.”
“I solely see the ball and attempt to play based on it, I dont see who’s bowling as a result of if we begin pondering {that a} prime bowler is bowling then the nervousness creeps in,” she mentioned.
(With inputs from PTI)

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