T20 Challenge: Just work on your basics, Mithali Raj tells teammates

Filed on October 29, 2020 | Last updated on October 29, 2020 at 12.19 am
Mithali Raj will be leading Velocity in the Women’s T20 Challenge. (AFP file)

The Women’s T20 Challenge will be played from November 4-9 in Sharjah

Ahead of the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge, Velocity skipper Mithali Raj on Wednesday asked her teammates to just focus on the basics.

The Women’s T20 Challenge will be played from November 4-9 in Sharjah and the competition will be contested between three teams — Trailblazers, Supernovas and Velocity. All the players had to quarantine themselves upon landing in the UAE as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus. Mithali said that all players should look to focus on the basics as playing cricket after a long time is not an easy thing to do.

“We are not here to judge anybody, all of us are coming from the quarantine period, just get your basics, for the first two days work on your basics, once the flow comes and then ease into it. Hydrate yourselves well, even if you train for twenty minutes, intensity should be there, don’t try to push too hard,” Mithali said to her teammates in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of IPL.

Mithali will be leading Velocity while Trailblazers and Supernovas will be led by Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur respectively.

Speaking about her training session, Trailblazers captain Smriti Mandhana said: “It was a fun session, I was not expecting to time the ball as I did, it feels good to be back, all girls are very excited, everyone is looking in touch, really looking forward to November 4th.”

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