WPL 2023: Harmanpreet Kaur believes to see a lot of young talents because of the tournament
By SMCS - Jan 31, 2023 11:55 am
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India captain Harmanpreet Kaur has stated that the Women’s Premier League will help India discover a lot of young and talented cricketers. The inaugural season of the WPL is all set to begin in March. As quoted by Hindustan Times, Harmanpreet said that the emergence of young talent will be boosted due to the inaugural tournament, like the IPL as well.

“We have seen in men’s cricket, how they improved after the IPL. The emergence of talent that we have seen in men’s cricket can be seen in women’s cricket (After the WIPL). It’s going to be very famous worldwide, not just in India. We will see a lot of young talent because of the tournament,” said Harmanpreet Kaur.

However, the India captain has said that the gap between domestic and international cricket will be reduced with the WPL, as it will give players a chance to play with the international players as well.

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“The gap between domestic and international cricket can be cut down. It’s very difficult for a young player to straightaway come into the team (from domestic cricket) and face those hurdles in international cricket. Players will start feeling ready for international cricket,” Harmanpreet Kaur further added.

Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur

While talking about the Indian squad, Harmanpreet Kaur has said that their focus will be on playing attacking and progressive cricket always. She also added that the players back their abilities and try and set targets too as well.

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“We have been trying to play like this (attacking cricket) for some time now. I’m really pleased that, now, finally we are seeing the results. We regularly discuss in team meetings that we have to play aggressive cricket. It doesn’t matter how the pitch is behaving, we have to remain positive in our approach. We have to back our abilities. We want to set certain targets while batting instead of just going with the flow. Previously, we have been caught on the wrong foot with that strategy. We want to rectify that. We need to be mindful of our strike rate,” Harmanpreet Kaur concluded.