Mithali Raj targets direct qualification for World Cup 2021

India will next play England in the ODIs at home later this month.

India will next host West Indies and England for One Dayers | Getty Images

Mithali Raj, One Day International skipper of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team, on Wednesday (6th February), revealed that the eves are aiming to direct qualification for the 2021 ICC Women's World Cup.

Following their latest 2-1 ODI series win in New Zealand, Mithali and her team is enough confident to avoid qualifiers for the 2021 World Cup by staying in top four of the ICC table, as they are looking to finish their upcoming ODI campaign against West Indies and England on high to earn a berth for the mega ICC event to be played in New Zealand.

As per the International Cricket Council (ICC), Mithali told media, “The last time we played the Qualifiers, but this time we want to have direct qualification for 2021. With series against England and the Windies coming up, we will definitely look to get maximum points.”

She signed off by saying, “We did not have too many players who had the experience of the conditions with only Jhulan (Goswami) and me having toured here before. So, winning two games here has given us a lot of confidence. Losing the third game, we have come down to number three in the rankings table but I am happy that India are in the top four.”

At the moment, India is placed third in the table after winning three-match ODI series against the White Ferns and they have a great chance to maintain their winning streak to be in top five at the ICC table whey they will host England in the next assignment of the championship cycle later this month.

(With International Cricket Council Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 07 Feb, 2019

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