Indian women’s ODI team captain Mithali Raj and coach Ramesh Powar on Saturday said the side is currently focussed on next year’s World Cup and the tour of Australia will serve as ideal preparation for the mega event.
The Indian team is leaving for Australia on Wednesday to play three ODIs, a day-night Test and three T20Is.
“We need to understand that we are playing three ODIs first and we are focussing right now on the World Cup preparation,” Powar said during a pre-departure press conference, even as questions revolved around the Pink ball Test against Australia.
“Regarding the one-off Test match we have to carry our one-day confidence into Test match. We don’t have to prepare separately as we back our players in all formats. We try to inculcate how we should approach every format.” The Australia tour will begin with the ODIs series, starting with the first game at the North…