But the Indians undoubtedly have a number of issues to fret about, particularly their below-par present with the bat, going into the enterprise finish of the match. In all of the earlier three outings, India didn’t placed on large scores on the board.
They managed simply 132 runs towards Australia, 142 towards Bangladesh and 133 vs New Zealand.
India’s unpredictable middle-order has repeatedly squandered good begins to ultimately accept low scores.
In all of the three matches, the bowling unit got here to India’s rescue after which bailed the facet out.
Heavily reliant on the brilliance of a 16-year-old Shafali Verma, the Indian middle-order has lower a sorry determine thus far and it is time senior execs like Harmanpreet and Veda Krishnamurthy step up and take the duty.
Opener Smriti Mandhana too has failed to affix the get together thus far.
Verma has been spectacular on the prime registering scores of 29, 39 and 46 for a complete of 114 from three video games.
But it is excessive time she converts the begins into large scores. Skipper Harmanpreet has rued the lack of her batters to capitalise on good begins and cautioned them towards making “silly mistakes” within the knock-out rounds.
“It’s a great feeling when your team performs day in day out. Still we made the same mistakes after a good first 10 overs, we got a good start but couldn’t carry the momentum,” Kaur had mentioned.
“We can’t make silly mistakes with harder games coming up. Shafali (Verma) is giving us good starts, her initial runs are crucial for us,” she added.
The Indian bowling, nevertheless, has been phenomenal within the match thus far and performed an important function of their clean entry into the last-four spherical.
Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav has been the star performer for India, choosing up eight wickets thus far, together with match-winning effort of four for 19 towards Australia. She has been complimented properly by the likes of Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Deepti Sharma and pacer Shikha Pandey.
Young Shafali was adjudged the participant of the match for scoring a 34-ball 46 and the 16-year-old was elated along with her efficiency. “Feeling good, very happy with the performance, want to continue doing this.
I waited for the loose balls and converted those,” mentioned Shafali.
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Taniya Bhatia, Harleen Deol, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Richa Ghosh, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav.
Sri Lanka: Chamari Atapattu (Captain), Harshitha Madavi, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Hansima Karunaratne, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Sathya Sandeepani, Anushka Sanjeewani, Shashikala Siriwardene, Dilani Manodara, Umesha Thimashini.
Match begins at 09:30 AM IST.