Birmingham. Indian pacer Renuka Singh Thakur on Friday said that he is reaping the benefits of the pace and quick work he has done in the last one month. The Indian team had trained at the NCA in Bangalore before the Commonwealth Games. Fast bowler Renuka, who made her debut for India last year, struck four for 18 in the opening match against Australia. However, the team had to face defeat by 3 wickets. Women’s cricket has been included for the first time in the Commonwealth Games (Commonwealth Games 2022). The Indian women’s team had scored 154 runs while playing first. In reply, Australia achieved the target for 7 wickets in 19 overs. At one time the Kangaroo team had lost 5 wickets for 49 runs.
Renuka Singh said after the match, ‘I was working on my fitness for the last one month. We had a fitness camp, in which I worked on my speed, agility and stamina. I am a fast bowler, so all these things are very important. It helped me a lot. Bowling all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar was missed in the match, who is out due to Kovid-19 infection. Renuka gave the best performance of her career in the match.
We had only 2 fast bowlers
He said that India has only 2 fast bowlers, but today’s conditions were favorable for the fast bowlers. We felt a lot of lack of worship. India will face Pakistan on Sunday. Australia’s all-rounder Ashley Gardner scored an unbeaten half-century to give victory to the Kangaroo team. She remained unbeaten on 52 off 35 balls. Hit 9 fours. In the games 8 teams are divided into 2 Grooms. Two other teams in India’s group are Pakistan and Barbados.
The match between Pakistan and Barbados is to be played on Friday night. The team winning this match can reach number-1 in the table. England, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka have got a place in the second group.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 29, 2022, 23:45 IST