Ramesh Powar
Ramesh Powar. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

India’s technique in opposition to Pakistan within the Ladies’s Asia Cup was ridiculous for some whereas extravagant for others. In a high-profile match, the group administration determined to ship Harmanpreet Kaur at quantity seven whereas Pooja Vastrakar was despatched forward of Richa Ghosh and with that, India might by no means capitalise within the run chase and suffered a defeat of 13 runs in opposition to their arch-rivals.

India’s sport plan was underneath scrutiny proper after the match. Pakistan, who suffered a defeat by the hands of Thailand within the earlier match has the joint worst win-loss ratio because the starting of 2021and thus, India’s failure to win in opposition to them has landed Ramesh Powar and firm in a good spot. 

The top coach of the aspect nonetheless defended India’s plan for the Pakistan sport and stated how the group administration wished to check younger gamers in stress conditions and see how they reply. 

“We did not need our common chasers to return in however check out somebody youthful who can take that function up. This was our fourth sport [of the tournament] and we wished to show Pooja Vastrakar, Richa Ghosh and [Dayalan] Hemalatha, and see how they undergo these stress conditions,” stated Ramesh Powar within the post-match press convention.

“Harmanpreet [Kaur], Jemi [Jemimah Rodrigues] and Smriti [Mandhana] have been doing it for a very long time. The aim was to ship the others up in order that they will really feel that stress as a result of we need to see how they react to such conditions, particularly when they might face it in a World Cup sport. So we wished to take an opportunity and deal with the difficulty,” the previous cricketer added.

Ramesh Powar spoke on the posh of reshuffling within the India-Pakistan sport

Regardless of a defeat by the hands of their arch-nemesis, Powar just isn’t anxious because the Ladies in Blue are nonetheless on the prime of the league desk. Out of the 4 video games that India performed, the group has managed to win three of them and are cruising to the subsequent spherical of the Asia cup. That’s the reason Pawar believes that it was the suitable time and state of affairs for sending the kids up within the pecking order. 

“Six league video games permit us to try this. If this was a format with two teams and 4 groups in every, perhaps we would not have tried it. We need to construct our group for all circumstances and every kind of stress conditions. Clearly, we need to win, however once we face points that must be addressed, we must always deal with it,” stated the 44-year-old.

Speaking concerning the significance of taking a daring step, Powar believes that the group had the posh of attempting one thing totally different as they’re on the prime of the desk. He additionally went as much as say how there wasn’t any apprehension whereas taking the decision within the ‘large sport’.

“Large sport? Not likely. In any other case, we would not have tried various things. Most gamers have performed sufficient to know the significance of an India-Pakistan sport. In addition they perceive the place we stand within the league desk and why we did it. This is not one thing solely the group administration is considering. We got here collectively as a gaggle and thought we would have liked to get via robust conditions underneath stress with totally different set of match winners, not simply Jemi, Smriti or Harman. We’ve confidence [in the younger players], that’s the reason we tried it,” the top coach concluded.