Chief selector of the Indian women’s cricket team, Hemlata Kala says that the Indian team does not face the pressure of big finals, so no major ICC tournament has been won till date. However, Hemlata Kala believes that Harmanpreet Kaur is still the best player to captain the Indian team.
Hemlata Kala has played 78 ODIs and 7 Tests for India. She was made the selector of the women’s team in 2015, a year later she was made the chairman of the selection committee. Now her term is coming to an end.
Referring to the T20 World Cup final this year, Hemlata, a batsman who failed in the T20 World Cup final, said that the players should have been prepared to play big matches, but with the presence of young and experienced players Even after that the team could not do so. We had to bear the brunt of the failure of the batsmen. Perhaps the team could not withstand the pressure of the big match.
India lost by 85 runs in T20 World Cup
This year, hosts Australia defeated India by 85 runs in the final of T20 World Cup. Australia had scored 184 runs in 20 overs, batting first, in response, the Indian team was all out for 99 runs.
Women’s team reached one-day World Cup final in 2017
Hemlata Kala tenure as the chairman of the selection committee was a great one for women’s cricket. The Indian team reached the final of the ODI World Cup in 2017 as their chief selector. However, it was disappointing to lose to Bangladesh in the 2018 Asia Cup final.
The issue of dealing with pressure remained till today, he further said that the problem of dealing with pressure has not been overcome till date. We have shown strong teams Australia and England, but in the final of the big tournament, we stumble in front of these teams.