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Harmanpreet Kaur: More domestic matches will help improve women's cricket

Harmanpreet Kaur takes a selfie with Punam Raut and budding cricketers in Kandivli on Saturday. Pic/Shadab Khan
Harmanpreet Kaur takes a selfie with Punam Raut and budding cricketers in Kandivli on Saturday. Pic/Shadab Khan

Indian women's cricket team vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur has expressed her desire to play more domestic cricket in India. She was at the inauguration of teammate Punam Raut's academy in Kandivli on Saturday.

Currently, BCCI is planning to include more matches for women cricketers at the domestic level. Harmanpreet said: "Earlier, there were not many matches for us at domestic level but I think the BCCI is working on it and we would definitely get good quality of games."

The attacking right-handed batswoman, who sealed a final berth for India by playing a magnificent innings of 171 not out off just 115 balls against Australia in the semi-finals of ICC women's cricket World Cup in England, said that the India 'A' concept will help young women cricketers as they will get more matches that will provide them a chance to prepare better for the international stage.

Without doubt, life has changed for her and the rest of the team. "The comparison between men's and women's cricket is over. I think now everybody wants to watch cricket be it men's or women's. I think it's a great achievement for us. Now there is more responsibility on us.

"We will carry that momentum and keep performing," Harmanpreet said.

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