The likes of D Hemalatha and Kiran Navgire were tried in the previous series in England but failed to make it. Jemimah Rodrigues has recovered from a wrist injury that ruled her out of the England series and is expected to start against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
opener Shafali Verma is another under the scanner after a dismal run in England. However, the team goes into the tournament full of confidence after beating England 3-0 at the ODIs.
“A lot of T20s come before the World Cup. Players who don’t get enough chances can also get playing time before the World Cup. There are many areas that we can work on. We’ll see if anyone else.” can get a chance in the first six overs and players can also be tried in the middle overs and death overs.
“Even in bowling we have to try to find the right combination of teams. Jemi is doing well, she hit the nets today,” said Harmanpreet while giving a fitness update on Jemimah.
The T20 World Cup will be held in South Africa next February.
She also backed 18-year-old Shafali to get back to the runs.
“She’s doing really well in the nets. Sometimes you can’t keep that form in the middle. You have to spend some time in the middle and I’m sure she’ll get her form back. The Asian Cup will be a great platform for her .
“We’ll try to give her enough matches to regain her confidence.”
However, Harmanpreet has been doing her best of late, hitting a memorable 143 from 111 in England. The India skipper said she enjoys the added responsibility of leading the team.
Speaking of a rare series win in England, she said the team’s long-term plans are finally bearing fruit.
“When we went to England we wanted to play good cricket. The training sessions were calculated. We didn’t think about making history and our plans were good and the results came. We waited a long time so it wasn’t us.” surprised.
“In the last few months we have played as a team in such a way that everyone has helped each other. We have to keep doing this to get results. Watching videos and making plans for the opponent was helpful. We have enough data for all teams here too,” she added.