Mandhana to lead India in T20Is against England

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03 Mar 2019

Smriti Mandhana talks about her first captaincy assignment

Star batswoman Smriti Mandhana is set to lead India in the T20I series against England at home.

With regular captain Harmanpreet Kaur out due to an injury, Mandhana will get a chance to show her leadership skills.

Indian eves takes on England in the first T20I on Monday in Guwahati.

Here's what Mandhana said about her first captaincy assignment.

Mandhana

Mandhana has a challenging task on her plate

Mandhana has a challenging task on her plate

The Indian women's cricket team won the ODI series by a 2-1 margin, but there were many holes in their performance.

Mandhana has a challenging task on her plate.

The three-match T20Is is her first assignment as skipper.

England beat India in the semi-final of the Women's World T20 last year.

The Indian team also lost to New Zealand away recently in the T20Is.

Role

T20I series: Mandhana on role as skipper

Mandhana opened up on the role as skipper.

"I think the preparation won't change much, I have been vice-captain for two years and I have been attending all team meetings. I knew already what we will do before the match when I was not the captain. It is just I will need to make extra effort to speak with the bowlers," said Mandhana.

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'I think the players need to take more responsibility'

"We are aware of the things we lacked in New Zealand tour, our batting order would look to be in good shape for the World Cup next year. I think the players need to take more responsibility to post good scores on the board".

Form

Mandhana has been in superb form

Mandhana has been in superb form

Mandhana has been India's best player since quite a while in both ODIs and T20Is.

She got scores of 24, 63 and 66 in the ODIs against England.

Prior to that, she batted valiantly in the T20Is against the Kiwis.

Mandhana scored 58, 36 and 86 in the three-match series.

India will look up to the aggression of the opening batswoman against England.

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The first T20I between India and England women is set to be held on Monday, March 4.

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The match starts at 11:00 AM IST.

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Smriti Mandhana is set to lead the Indian cricket team.

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"I think the preparation won't change much, I have been vice-captain for two years and I have been attending all team meetings. I knew already what we will do before the match when I was not the captain. It is just I will need to make extra effort to speak with the bowlers," Mandhana told reporters.

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