ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur says handling big-tournament pressure will be key for her team

The Indian women's cricket captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Thursday said handling pressure would be crucial in the upcoming ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia, something that the side couldn't do in the last two global showpieces.

Press Trust of India, Jan 23, 2020 13:13:46 IST

Mumbai: The Indian women's cricket captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Thursday said handling pressure would be crucial in the upcoming ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia, something that the side couldn't do in the last two global showpieces.

ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020: India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur says handling big-tournament pressure will be key for her team

File image of Harmanpreet Kaur. Twitter@BCCIWomen

She was speaking to reporters at the pre-departure press conference ahead of the tri-series involving England and hosts Australia, which will be followed by the T20 World Cup next month.

India made a semi-final exit from the last T20 World Cup and in the previous ODI World Cup, they had finished as runners-up.

"We were quite close in the last two World Cups, the only thing is we have to keep in mind how to handle pressure in the tournaments, last two World Cups we lacked in handling pressure," Harmanpreet said.

"This time we want to enjoy rather than taking more pressure on ourselves, thinking that it is a big tournament. We have to avoid thinking like that and focus on giving our best," she added.

The women's T20 World Cup will be played in Australia from 21 February to 8 March. India will take on Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the group stage.

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Updated Date: Jan 23, 2020 13:13:46 IST






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