Smriti Mandhana may be embarking on a new adventure as captain of the Indian cricket group for the T20I collection in opposition to England, but the big name batter has no illusions the challenges to comply with.

Mandhana has been chalked in to lead the facet inside the three T20Is beginning Monday after ankle damage ruled regular captain Harmanpreet Kaur out of the series. Speaking on the eve of the first sport in Guwahati, wherein all three T20s can be performed, Mandhana asserted that her preparations for the video games will now not trade due to her exchange in position. She brought that, now because of the vice-captain, she will take extra effort to talk to the bowlers extra.

“As a vice-captain within the last two years, I have been attending conferences approximately all the making plans. I knew already what we were going to do after I became not the captain. I’ll make an extra attempt to talk to bowlers. It’s going to be identical,” Mandhana said on Sunday (March three).

“I’ve performed beneath some captains. I’ve been able to analyze lots. For me as a captain, it is important to be a player’s captain. It ought to be what they need out of me. And not what I inform them what I want. I want to help each teammate in developing. That’s what I am searching forward to.”

India comes into the series on the lower back of a 2-1 series win over England in the ODIs, and now Mandhana desires some other collection win within the T20Is. “We are trying to win the collection and now not simply because of the audition for brand new faces. We are getting in to win the collection. The first aim is that. If we win the series, we can additionally discover new faces for the World Cup.”

She also stated that they’d use the collection to ensure their group starts shaping up for the higher beforehand of the T20 World Cup, mainly inside the batting department. The T20 World Cup will take the region in Australia in 2020. “(WV) Raman sir and I have spoken about things we have lacked. And additionally about how our batting order will shape up within the World Cup. To look wherein all of the gamers can be within the 6-8 months. The players who have been gambling will take more responsibility. We have discussed the batting, and with a bit of luck, it’s going to come an appropriate day after today.”

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