Women’s World Cup: Smriti Mandhana makes stunning comeback from injury

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Published on: Jun 30, 2017

Smriti Mandhana has been in imperious form for India in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup.

Smriti Mandhana has been in imperious form for India in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup. She began with a 90 in the opening game against England, and followed it up with an unbeaten hundred against West Indies on Thursday.
The 20-year-old was injured prior to the World Cup, but has made a sensational return. “It is not over yet but I’m really happy that I’ve made a good comeback after the injury. The first match, back in the practice match against England, I was really off-touch and I was very nervous,” Indian Express quoted Mandhana as saying in an ICC report.
“After that I scored 82 not out against the West Indies in a practice match so that gave me confidence that my batting was not lost. I can bat!
“It was really tough coming out of the injury but I’m really happy I’ve done enough in two matches for India and hopefully I can continue that form. I was determined to do well to show that they made the correct decision,” added Mandhana.
Mandhana says she likes the English conditions. “I love the conditions here, I love playing in cold weather. It makes me happy inside. They prepare good pitches. It’s not that I don’t like playing in India, but I like playing here more. I just concentrate on my game, there’s no TV and nothing to distract you so that helps me concentrate on cricket. While I was injured I made sure that I worked on my weaknesses. Many people have seen my game so I worked on that.
“I tried not to play too many shots because I had a habit of playing too many shots after getting set. That was the thing I worked on in the last two or three months,” she added.
--By A Cricket Correspondent

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