Mumbai: Star Indian woman cricketer
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“I don’t think any of the teammates is thinking about this gap because the only focus right now is to win matches for India, get the crowd coming in, get the revenue. That is the thing which we are aiming for and if that happens, all other things are going to fall in place,” she said.
“And for that, we need to perform. It is unfair on our part to say that we need the same pay, it is not right. So I don’t think I want to comment on that gap,” she added.
India will play a tri-series before the World T20 begins in Australia and Mandhana feels that the tournament is important to finalise the team composition right for the big event next month.
“Most of them (the players) have played in Australia, so I think with India A touring Australia last month, that is also going to be a big help (as) four-five players were part of that team as well.
“But the tri-series is going to be a really important tournament, thinking about the team composition,” Mandhana said.
Mandhana said the team has been planning for the World T20 in the last one year. “…it is quite exciting. Looking forward to playing this World Cup with this team as it is a new team with a mixture of experienced and new players,” she said.
There was a phase in Mandhana’s career when she was unable to convert starts and she said she has worked on her shot-selection for better results.
“Knowing that you can play your cover drive, on-drive, play over covers… those things used to always be like, should I hit it here or there…I had to limit my shots in the ODI format and understand what the team needs,” she said.
“One thing he (coach