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Smriti Mandhana breaks Suresh Raina’s record, becomes youngest Indian T20I captain – The Cricket Times

Batting sensation Smriti Mandhana become the youngest Indian T20I captain when she led the ladies’s cricket group towards England within the first T20I in Guwahati.

At 22 years and 229 days, Mandhana used to be appointed because the captain in absence of Harmanpreet Kaur, who has been dominated out of the three-match collection with an ankle harm.

Out-of-favour India left-handed batsman, Suresh Raina in the past held the report as he used to be appointed because the captain of the lads’s T20I group at 23 years and 197 days. Particularly, Harmanpreet used to be the youngest lady to have led the Indian ladies’s T20I group (23 years, 237 days) earlier than Monday.

The 22-year-old southpaw, on the other hand, seemed wanting concepts towards the International T20 runner-up England within the first T20I because the guests simply defeated the Girls in Blue via 40 runs.

Mandhana, new to her position, couldn’t information the bowlers and underneath drive stored converting the sector after each and every different ball, which helped England Girls to very easily publish 160 for 4.

“I used to be main the group for the primary time and I’ve were given numerous takeaways from it. As a captain, I’ve to be informed from the errors I made lately else I received’t be informed. I received’t have the ability to support as a captain,” she stated after the event.

“We had two units of plans for every batter if the primary wasn’t operating we have been going to the second one plan. We’ll plan higher and I’ll be extra pro-active subsequent time,” she added.

Chasing the mammoth general, Indian best order used to be now not in a position to offer a excellent get started as they misplaced 3 fast wickets. England at common periods stored on taking wickets and India fell like a pack of playing cards.

“Within the opening, we misplaced a wicket within the 3rd over, then I too misplaced my wicket. So there used to be a distinction within the get started which used to be visual at the scoreboard,” she stated.

“In T20s two wickets must now not fall within the span of 3 or 4 balls. We misplaced our best 3 batters within the span of 3 balls. I feel that makes the batting order glance very skinny. As a batting unit, we must take the duty to chase this sort of general,” Mandhana identified.

“As a batswoman, I think best 4 are enjoying for a very long time now. Me, Mithali (Raj), Jemimah (Rodrigues) we’ll must take extra duty to bat thru and take the group thru as a result of we need to give cushions to children,” the debut captain stated.

India, with Zero-1 down, will lock horns with England for the second one T20I on March 7 on the similar venue.

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