Australia is not only focusing on playing leg-spinner Poonam Yadav but is also practicing against slow bowlers to cope with India strong spinners attack in the final of the ICC Women T20 World Cup on Sunday.
Poonam had destroyed Australian batting in the first match of the tournament and played a key role in helping India win by 17 runs. Australian captain Meg Lanning has also asked his team to be alert to other challenges including the left-arm Indian spinner.
Lanning said, ‘Our concern is not only with Poonam. She has good left-arm spinners like Rajeshwari Gaikwad. They have very good bowlers and they have spinners who can turn the match.
She said, ‘We are facing slow bowlers during practice. We want to be as prepared as possible so that we can keep pace with the conditions on the field. ‘
The Indian batting line-up also includes young all-rounder Deepti Sharma apart from young Shefali Verma and Smriti Mandhana. Lanning said that her bowlers would have to work out the necessary coordination to overcome India strong batting lineup. She said, ‘Of course Smriti Mandhana is also a world-class batsman and Deepti Sharma has also done well against us. We feel that our bowlers can adjust to different situations.