Hamilton, March 11: West Indies pacemaker Shakera Selman said on Friday that her team is aware of India’s batting difficulties and hopes to exploit them to the full at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.
The West Indies have been the giant killers in the current tournament, beating hosts New Zealand by three runs in their opening match and then going on to a seven-run win over defending champions England.
Now, the team led by Stafanie Taylor will face India at Seddon Park on Saturday. In both World Cup matches India’s top order have failed to shoot, especially in the first 10 overs and it is something the West Indies will be looking to capitalize on to strengthen their case to reach the World Cup semi-finals. .
“Obviously we have discussed it (India batting) as a team. We saw the change from Shafali Verma to Yastika (Bhatia) at the top, we have no idea what they will bring tomorrow. But we are ready for whatever they try – whatever We’ve been doing well on the ball, and we’re just going to focus on our strengths and hopefully it will turn out that we’ll be able to exploit their weaknesses,” Shakera said at the pre-match virtual press conference.
Shakera was affirmative in saying that the three supporting players in the West Indies bowling lineup – captain Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Matthews and Anisa Mohammed – will be a good matchup against a top left-wing India order.
“I think our secondary guys are probably looking at their batting lineup. But like I said, we have no idea what change we’re going to make tomorrow. Good thing for us is Shafali didn’t do well in Game 1 either.” So maybe it will be more of a problem for the India team to find out who they will send against us tomorrow.” With two wins against much stronger teams, the West Indies are flying high in the World Cup. But Shakera is aware of the challenges much more difficult and avoids complacency in the tournament. “Really good to have a good start. We’re excited to have won our first two games, especially against two highly ranked teams, two teams that we haven’t done well against in recent times. First time we’ve beaten New Zealand in New Zealand, and first time we’ve beaten England in an ODI World Cup, so we’re really excited as a team.
“But we’re not going to get carried away. We know we’re going to have to keep fighting, it’s going to get harder, our coaches have reminded us of that, that we came into this world quite under the radar. No team is going to focus on us. , so we know it’s going to get harder.”