Women’s T20 World Cup: ‘Can beat Australia if…’ Richa Ghosh roars ahead of semi-finals

Richa Ghosh IND W vs AUS W womens t20 world cup

New Delhi: Team India’s star keeper-batsman Richa Ghosh has done exceptionally well in the Women’s T20 World Cup so far. Team India has reached the semi-finals where it will face Australia on 23 February. Before this important match, Richa Ghosh made a big statement. Richa said India would need at least 180 runs to challenge Australia in the semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup.

We will try to restrict them to 140-150

He further said – Australia are comfortable chasing because they bat deep. We do too, but the toss is not in anyone’s hands. So whatever the situation may be, we have to go through it. We have plans for this. We don’t know how the pitch will behave tomorrow, but it is looking good. We can target 180 on this. While bowling, we will try to restrict them to 140-150 as they have a good batting line-up.

have improved handling of pressure

On the role of a finisher, he said- “There are always ups and downs. Even I have learned a lot about how you can handle the situation. I have improved in handling pressure when I go out to bat.” Ghosh is confident that Australia can be defeated. However, it is also a fact that in the last 22 months, Australia has lost only one T20 match. The five-time World Cup champion is unbeaten in the tournament so far. They have won all their group stage matches.

Australia can be defeated

Ghosh said, “Australia is beatable, we beat them in our last series and we have done it before. They are a strong team, but we can beat them.” Ghosh said, “We are trying to improve our mindset. Everyone has a chance, but the team which is mentally strong will win. We are working on it.”

Plan to take advantage of Australia’s weaknesses

He said that India is planning to take advantage of Australia’s weaknesses. “We know Australia’s weaknesses and we are planning against it, but I won’t say what those weaknesses are because then they will come prepared.” Ghosh, the leading run-scorer in the tournament with two half-centuries, said India will look to attack like Australia on Thursday.

we will play attacking game

Richa said- “They attack a lot. So no matter what happens to them, even if the batsman gets out, they don’t stop attacking because they have batsmen from top to bottom. We also have batsmen from top to bottom. So we will play an attacking game.” Ghosh believes that beating Australia will be a ‘confidence booster’ to reach the final. “I just watch the ball and try to play accordingly. I don’t see who is bowling because if we start thinking that a top bowler is bowling then panic sets in.”

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