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Harmanpreet Kaur feels more involved in the game when she is leading the team

Harmanpreet Kaur, Six Sports

After winning the T20I series against Sri Lanka 2-1, India would now like to whitewash the island nation in the ODI series.

The series starts tomorrow and all the players are preparing for it.

In the pre-match press conference, India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur said that she’s not feeling the pressure of captaincy.

She further said that now leading the team for some years has given her confidence.

Kaur would like to have a fresh start to India’s ODI journey after Mithali Raj’s retirement.

India are missing the services of Jhulan Goswami in the bowling department but they have done well in the T20I series.

For Kaur, two grey areas remain for the women’s team; fitness and fielding.

She said that everyone has their skills for the game, but they need to work more on their fitness and become proper fielders as well.

The women’s team have a batting coach in Hrishikesh Kanitkar along with head coach Ramesh Powar who is also the bowling coach.

Kaur further added that they also need someone who can help them mentally. The association of the Indian women’s team with mental conditioning coach Mughda Bavare worked wonders for players.

The association started during the ICC Women’s World Cup this year.

However, Bavare did not go with the Indian team for the Sri Lanka series.

Harmanpreet wants a mental conditioning coach for the team so that there is someone with whom they can talk and share their thoughts.

She said that she will be having a talk with the team management to see if they can bring back Bavare.

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