Legendary Indian seam bowler Jhulan Goswami did behind her fellow seam bowlers and said they are all quality prospects and it’s about staying with them and showing a little patience.
India’s women’s team beat host England by eight wickets in the first one-day international when the latter chased 202 without breaking a sweat.
Apart from Jhulan Goswami, who returned with figures of 1/25 in six overs, such as Pooja Vastrakar [0/23 in 4 overs] and Shikha Pandey [0/30] endured a disappointing outing.
In the virtual press conference before the second one-day match, Jhulan Goswami supported the seam work under fire, saying that people like Shikha and Vastrakar have proven themselves in the past with match-winning performances and that cricket folklore has a bit of patience.
‘Both our medium passers, like Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, and we have two more fits on the side, all are good cricketers. Shikha is coming back from a break, she was not there in our last series. Pooja play after a long time, they need some time, they will do well. They have already proven that they are quality bowlers; they single handedly won the matches for India. You just have to give them some time, they will come back strong. I have full confidence in them, ”Jhulan Goswami answered an ANI question during a virtual press conference on Tuesday during a virtual press conference.
However, Goswami acknowledged that the seam bowling attack should fight back strongly in the coming games and defend the target set by their batsmen.
‘Honestly, we need to come back strong as a bowling group. Whatever the score on the board, we need to come back as a unit. As an individual, you cannot reach great milestones. You have to come out together as a bowling unit. We discussed a lot of things, hopefully we will sort it out and come back strong. You have to believe in these bowlers, they are your best bowlers, they have the ability. They have done well in the past, they will come back after a long distance. We will come back strong as a bowling unit, ‘she added.
After the defeat of eight wickets in the first one-day match, captain Mithali Raj called on the Indian needleworkers and said that there is a big improvement in the department concerned.
Raj said that in addition to Jhulan Goswami, other seamstresses should act when given an opportunity because the lack of wickets in the match puts a lot of pressure on the spinners.
“It’s clear that we are seam bowling. It puts a lot of pressure if you do not get the wickets. When the spinners come in, there is a lot of pressure on them to get wickets and even let control run. It’s not that they’ve never done it before, but then they can not do it over and over again. Somewhere, I think, we need to take care of our fast bowling department as well. “Apart from Jhulan Goswami, the others in the team, they need to be able to act, because these conditions help seamstresses, so they need to be able to use these conditions to bowl well,” she said. added.
India closes horns on Wednesday 30 June with England in second in Taunton.