Spinner Poonam Yadav has returned to the Indian ODI team after a disappointing series against South Africa earlier this year, although the team lost the second ODI against England in Taunton on Wednesday.
“I got a wicket after a long time. “For any bowler, it is important to get between the wickets and contribute to the team and complete the game,” Yadav told reporters after the game.
The 29-year-old’s last ODI wicket was Stafanie Taylor, captain of Windies, when India toured West Indies in November 2019.
In the four ODIs she hosted against the Proteas in March, she finished for the first time in her career. And she ended the drought by firing Captain Heather Knight. However, Yadav is focused on what she can work forward.
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“I worked on my field placements and just on my general approach. What matters is pace and how the wicket behaves. I was working on changing my pace and I had time between these two series to work it out. “I was a little expensive today and I feel I can be better,” she added.
England limited India to 221 all before sailing to the visitors after a five-wicket win, with Sophia Dunkley and Katherine Brunt crossing the finish line. While the result paints a bleak picture of the series, a 2-0 deficit, Yadav feels India has reason to feel good about this match.
“We lost wickets, but still got a decent total. Our bowlers also did well, but they could have limited a bit more. Our field work was better this time. We often see collapses, but I think it will do better in the future, “Yadav explained.
The captain, Mithali Raj, made an in-depth assessment of India’s bowling alley after the defeat in the first one – day match in Bristol. Yadav responded by saying everyone has bad days.
“It was a bad day for the bowlers in the first one – day game, but today we fought to the end, and although we lost, our body language was so much better. “Hopefully we will take that momentum forward and definitely register a victory in the upcoming matches,” she said.
Every ODI game that India plays will be so much more important as it is all pointed out
With the ODI World Cup in early 2022 in New Zealand, every match will be important for the Indian equals.
‘We are experimenting with bowling plans and field positions for all bowlers in the matches we are getting now. We also tried today and some of the plans worked for us. It will be very important as we get closer to the World Cup, ”said Poonam.