ENG-W vs IND-W: Brad Hogg’s big compliment for Mithali Raj & Co, ‘give them four years, they will dominate like men’s team’

ENG-W vs IND-W: Brad Hogg's big compliment for Mithali Raj & Co, 'give them four years, they will dominate like men's team'
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ENG-W vs IND-W: Brad Hogg’s big compliment for Mithali Raj & Co, ‘give them four years, they will dominate like men’s team’ – A sensational knock from Sneh Rana saved the one-off Test for India as England was unable to tear the lower order on the fourth and final day in Bristol on Saturday as the visitors earned a hard-fought draw. Former Australia cricketer Brad Hogg is all praise for Mithali Raj & co. as he said that in the next four years Indian women’s team will dominate the world like the men’s team.

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“I think India Women were fantastic. The way that they saved the Test match, they had the fight right till the end. They don’t have much experience in that regard as what England do. They are not too off the mark. I am really looking forward to them playing against Australia,” Hogg said in a video uploaded on his Youtube channel.

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“With the youth that is coming through right now, I would probably give them four years before they start to get dominant like the men’s team. They might be the team to beat in four years’ time and might knock Australia off the mantle in that regard,” he added.

At one stage, Indian women found themselves at 199/7, but the lower-order scripted a memorable fightback and Rana led the charge with her unbeaten knock of 80 and helped the Indian side in walking away with a draw as England did not even come out to bat in the second innings.

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Hogg also said that the women’s teams should play five-day Test matches. “I think they should play five-day Test matches. I also feel there should be more than one game in a series, there should be a three-match Test series. Women’s cricket is improving and the only way in which you can improve more is by playing more Test cricket,” Hogg concluded.

Earlier, English skipper, Heather Knight also acknowledged the one-off Test between England and India as a prime advertisement for the game saying she would love to see five-day tests for women.

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“What a brilliant game of cricket. It was unfortunate it didn’t have the dramatic and exciting finish that it could have done but what a game of cricket. I think it’s almost a shame that today it fizzled out a little bit. It was set up to be very good and very exciting, but I think it’s been a brilliant advert. We’ve had some great skills on show, some youngsters come in from both sides and play outstandingly. It’s been a great advert and shows that women’s Test cricket has a place in the game,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Knight.