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Harmanpreet Kaur doesn’t believe she’s in bad form, says got out in ‘weird manner’

Harmanpreet Kaur doesn’t believe she’s in bad form, says got out in ‘weird manner’

India vs Australia: Harmanpreet Kaur failed in the ODI series and scored only 17 runs overall, with nine being her highest.

Ahead of the start of the India vs Australia T20I series, women’s skipper Harmanpreet Kaur‘s woeful batting form has been under the scanner. She has failed to impress with the bad, as her lean patch continues to trouble Team India. But the 34-year-old feels that ‘luck’ has played its part in her mediocre performances.

“Even because I got out in a weird manner a couple of times. It was not that I played bad shots or they bowled well, but those were weird ways of getting out. I am trying my level best to train hard and bat so that it does not look like I am out of form.”

‘Working With Coach’

Harmanpreet then went on to highlight the mental aspect of things, and how she is sorting out niggles with coach Amol Mazumdar. “Yesterday, we sat down to analyse my last few innings and he (Muzumdar) went through each and every delivery that I faced and wanted to find out what was going on in my mind at that time. He heard me patiently and today, I came and batted for an hour. He’s giving important pointers to each and everyone and all of us are trusting him.”

“Our head coach is quite sorted and he brings everyone together. Every player loves communicating with him as he listens to them patiently and helps them out. He is someone who’s played a lot of cricket and he has been through a similar phase – that we are in now – in his playing days, so he understands it all,” Harmanpreet added.

No Fatigue, Says Harman

After playing the Tests and then ODI series, fatigue is bound to arise, but Harmanpreet said, “I do not think that’s the case because as cricketers if we are not playing international cricket, we are practising. I do not think it is too much cricket, but if we look back at the (last) one month, there has been only one game in which we were not up to the mark.”

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