Mithali Raj, the Indian women’s captain, met Bismah Maroof, the Pakistani women’s captain, ahead of the high-profile India vs Pakistan Women’s World Cup match.
Despite the fact that millions of fans on both sides of the border are watching, both India and Pakistan captains are treating their ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 match as just another game.
Mithali Raj of India sees the match as an opportunity to gain momentum as her country seeks its first World Cup title.
“I think we’re all looking forward to getting into the World Cup and starting our campaign as a team tomorrow.”
“It’s the first game, and we’re not looking at it as if we’re playing Pakistan; we’re looking at a team that has come prepared, and we’re equally prepared to put our best foot forward, and we want to establish a momentum going into the tournament,” Mithali said, according to ICC.
India’s Mithali Raj and Pakistan’s Bismah Maroof “Exchange Greetings” Ahead Of Match In Women’s World Cup
Every game in the World Cup is unique – different locations, different conditions, and a different opponent. We’ve tried to give everyone a chance in the warm-up game so that everyone gets into the rhythm, and they form the core players – and for tomorrow’s game. I believe everyone has seen the first opening game and has their own set of plans,” she added.
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Raj sent a message to the Women in Blue as she prepares to compete in her sixth World Cup. A record for the women’s event.
“I think as a team, we need to get in with a clean slate, confident unit. And believe that we can always turn things around and play according to the situation. It’s very important when you have a longer tournament – important to be present. Be aware on the ground and play according to the situation,” said Raj.
Pakistan and India will play an ODI for the first time since the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. But it will be nothing out of the ordinary for Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof.