Shafali Verma can be the opener India is looking for, Says Mithali Raj
Indian ODI skipper Mithali Raj praises Shafali Verma and said that the aggressive opener could serve the women’s team for a long time with preparation and exposure.
“I sincerely believe that she (Shafali) is a talented young woman. Moreover, given the right exposure and with the proper orientation, she can be the future player for India, ” Mithali told PTI.
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Shafali, who replaced the recently retired Mithali in the T20 Squadron, won his first call for the ongoing T20 series against South Africa. Although India wins the inaugural game at Surat, Shafali out for a duck.
Mithali was speaking after announcing the second “Skechers Performance Mumbai Walkathon” at a press conference here. The marathon will take place on November 24 in the suburbs of Malad.
She also said he wants his ODI team to perform well in the next three-game ODI series against South Africa, although he is not part of the ICC Championship. The ODI series will play after the five-game T20 series.
“Although we don’t have the ICC Championship points, I want the ODI team to perform well (in the series against South Africa), it gives exposure to the young players of the team, as well as the game exhibition before the West Indies. tour, ” said Mithali.
Now that Mithali will only play one format, he feels he has more time to work in his physical state.
“I have more time to work as a player in my ability and fitness. I can give more importance to training exclusively in my strength and fitness sessions, which can help me to be fresh for the ODI series, ” Mithali added.
Mithali explained his workout routine.
“My workout routine consists of running, doing strength and, of course, walking, because when we don’t have access to the facilities, the simplest thing is walking for 30-45 minutes, because it somehow helps to lessen the stiffness or tension that an athlete develops through the exhausting days of play or after a long flight,” he signed.