India star batter Shafali Verma reflected on skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s two-match suspension and how the national team will prepare ahead of the Asian Games, which is slated to begin on September 19, in Hangzhou, China.
Notably, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that the women’s national team will be led by Harmanpreet whereas Smriti Mandhana will be her deputy for the event. However, in an unfortunate turn of events for the skipper, the International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Harmanpreet for two games following her outburst during the final ODI match in the Bangladesh series.
“Of course, it’s a big loss for the team that she (Harmanpreet Kaur) won’t be playing the first two matches but you have to make the adjustments according to the situation. We would just like to go there and perform,” Shafali was quoted as saying by News18.
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