The Indian ladies’s cricket crew must develop the psychological toughness that the mighty Australians possess to finish its drought of profitable a world title, feels veteran pacer, Jhulan Goswami. Like the lads’s crew, Indian ladies have been persistently reaching the knock-out levels of ICC occasions of late however have failed to put their palms on the trophy. In reality, they’re but to win a world title. “Obviously, it is a mental issue but it doesn’t mean the players don’t have it in them go all the way. We have been playing well in the last three years, just not been able to win world titles. Australia is far ahead because they know how to win big games,” Jhulan, the main wicket-taker in ladies’s ODIs, instructed PTI.
“You know you can come back after losing in the group stage but you can’t in knock-outs. Mindset plays a big role in that scenario, more than the skill.
“It exhibits how mentally sturdy you’re, the way you management your nerves. If you are able to do that, you can be forward of the opposite groups,” said Jhulan, who also sits on the advisory panel of All India Gaming Federation.
“Not simply the ladies’s crew, you see males’s and U-19 crew additionally shedding finals not too long ago,” the 37-year-old said referring to India’s loss in the men’s U-19 World Cup final.
The Indian men’s team too has not won a global trophy since 2013. Jhulan feels the Australian women owe their unmatched success to the women’s Big Bash League, which has given their players exposure and stiff competition.
“The present ladies’s Australian crew is just like the Australian males’s crew of the previous (which received three ODIs World Cups from 1999-2007). There is a cause why they’re such a superior aspect. Their set-up is far greater and Big Bash has given them quite a lot of alternatives and publicity,” said Jhulan. She said Indian women’s cricket too needs a T20 league to get better.
“You see how Indian males’s cricket improved after the IPL (in 2008). Earlier there was a spot between an Indian cricketer and home participant but it surely modified after the IPL. The children look extra assured and know the right way to deal with the massive stage”.
“We haven’t got a aggressive league in the intervening time. The first-class construction can be vital however leagues like WBBL and IPL put together you for the massive stage,” Jhulan, who only plays 50-over cricket, reckoned.
Calls for a women’s IPL have been growing but some argue that the local talent pool is not enough for a full-fledged event. The women’s team is in need of more power-hitters like Shafali Verma and world-class medium pacers like Jhulan and Shika Pandey, especially in the T20 format.
Jhulan said it takes time to produce pacers and insisted that there is enough talent available.
“It is the not that we do not have sufficient medium pacers in home cricket. It takes time to groom them. You cannot produce them in a single day. It is a course of and we’ve all gone via that. Shikha can be not an in a single day product,” she said.
India qualified for the 2021 World Cup last month after they split points with Pakistan for their unplayed round of Women’s ODI Championship.
For Jhulan, that was the best news during the pandemic-induced lockdown.
“Initially, being at dwelling was powerful and miserable not now that we’ve certified, there’s something to stay up for. It isn’t the identical as being within the subject however I’m having fun with my early morning coaching session in my colony compound.”
The owner of a record 225 ODI wickets has not yet thought about life after the 50-over showpiece event next year. She retired from T20s in 2018.
“Since the 2017 World Cup, I’ve taken it sequence by sequence, to be sincere. A quick bowler’s physique goes via so much and I’m not getting any youthful. Long-term planning is tough at this stage of my profession,” she concluded.