It’s fun to be involved in partnerships with her: Smriti Mandhana on Shafali Verma

It's fun to be involved in partnerships with her: Smriti Mandhana on Shafali Verma

Indian cricketer Smriti Mandhana has mentioned that it’s enjoyable to associate with Shafali Verma on the high. Since Shafali’s debut in September 2019, the duo has scored 790 runs in 22 innings at a median of 37.61, probably the most by a gap mixture in T20Is.

“It’s been about a year and a half since Shaifu (Shafali) and I started opening together in the T20I format. In this tour, I also opened with her in the one-dayers and the Test. It’s a lot of fun to be involved in partnerships with her,” mentioned Smriti within the pre-match press convention, forward of the deciding T20I in a while Wednesday.

The T20I vice-captain is hoping for an extended stand between her and Shafali within the deciding match. In this collection, the pair has had stands of 0 and 70 which haven’t gone past the primary 10 overs. Also Read – India Women vs England Women Live Cricket Streaming 2nd T20I: Preview, Probable Playing 11, Prediction – Where to Watch ENG-W vs IND-W Live Stream Match Online, TV Telecast SONY TEN 1

“We know what exactly to tell each other, so that helps quite a bit, especially in the T20I format. The one thing we need to work on as an opening combination is to carry on till at least the 15th or the 16th over. That will be good for our team. We will be working on that.”


Smriti talked about about shedding wickets in a heap, a side which India can be seeking to enhance upon from their win at Hove on Sunday, which helped them degree the collection 1-1.

“We have had a discussion about the middle overs and also the death overs about how we can get better. Definitely one point is that we are losing out two wickets at a time. That really puts a brake on our run rate. That’s something we have to work on as a team.”

The left-hander added, “That happened in the previous formats as well and it’s happening in the T20I also, that we are getting out back-to-back. That puts pressure on two new batters. That’s a communication thing we need to get better as a batting unit. We have all definitely understood our mistakes, and hopefully we’ll better our mistakes in tomorrow’s game.”