Indian women look to strike form

Admitting that the Indian team has been scrappy so far in the Women’s World Cup,skipper Jhulan Goswami on Friday issued a clarion call...

Written by Press Trust Of India | Sydney | Published:March 14, 2009 12:00 am

Admitting that the Indian team has been scrappy so far in the Women’s World Cup,skipper Jhulan Goswami on Friday issued a clarion call,urging team mates to raise their standards when they take on Australia in the first Super Six match here on Saturday.

Barring Mithali Raj,the Indian batswomen have cut a sorry figure in the tournament and Jhulan said the team are yet to play their best cricket. “We haven’t been playing up to our standards,but tomorrow’s match is very important and we have to play good cricket and play positively,” she said.

In other matches,New Zealand play England while Pakistan meet the West Indies. The top two teams will qualify for the final with the top four automatically qualifying for the 2013 event in India.

Mithali 2nd in rankings

Former Indian captain Mithali Raj moved up a rung to second spot in the latest ICC women’s ODI rankings. Among bowlers,England’s Isa Guha leads the field with Indian pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami third,followed by Rumeli Dhar at eighth spot.

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