To win games, the batting order needs to be balanced: Harmanpreet Kaur

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The Indian women’s cricket team has struggled to finish games, and captain Harmanpreet Kaur thinks finding the correct balance in the batting order is the key to finding a solution.

India, chasing Australia’s 162 in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games final, was on track at 118 for 2 before losing the plot and being bowled out for 152 in 19.3 overs.

On the eve of the first T20I against England here on Saturday, Harmanpreet said, “We are working on it. I know for a long time these things have been plaguing us. We need to show some patience and after a while we will start receiving the results also.

When asked about the mental tiredness that players experience these days as a result of playing continual cricket, Harmanpreet said that he believes it is preferable for a cricketer to take a break from the sport when the going gets tough.

“Ups and downs are a part of life, so when things aren’t going your way, taking a breather is preferable to pushing too hard. Whenever we encounter such a circumstance as a team, we strive to support that individual.

“I took a sabbatical after CWG the last time I was going through similar things and playing back-to-back cricket. Your mental health suffers when you play consecutive games of cricket.

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