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England want ‘perfect game’ against India

Mithali Raj, the captain of India Women’s Cricket Team is ready to face England-W in the ICC World Cup Finals today.From the current squad of players only Mithali and Jhulan Goswami were part of the 2005 World Cup final when they lost to Australia by 98 runs in Centurion.Riding on all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur’s sensational 115-ball unbeaten 171, India banished the demons of the group stage loss to Australia, by knocking out the Southern Stars by 36 runs in a dramatic semi-final in Derby on Thursday. However, we know nearly the entire team now – from Smriti Mandhana to Poonam Raut and Shikha Pandey. “I think it’s a different experience from being finalist in 2005. because of the ground we are playing on, and the whole world is going to watch India play”.Coverage of England v India in the Women’s World Cup final will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket (Sky channel 404 and Virgin Channel 504) from 10:30am BST. Speaking to NDTV, Harmanpreet recalled her power packed and match winning innings against Australia and shared what was going through her mind.Her innings in the World Cup might just be the catalyst for greater things and Indian cricket is lucky to have a player such as her representing us at the highest level. Although she is one of the most sought-after female cricketers on the worldwide scene, Kaur like her team is underappreciated and often condescended to in India.”It feels like a hell of a long time ago that opening game was played”, Knight said ahead of Sunday’s showdown.Coming to details, her story hasn’t always been one of success.This announcement was made on Saturday after Mithali Raj-led side reached the final of the ongoing World Cup.”There might be a bit of rain about three o’clock (1400 GMT) but hopefully it’ll clear up”. It is good conditions, the seamers are back into form so I’m sure they will use the conditions. Her game makes all of us very proud.With such an effort, India were able to hold England to 124 in 20 overs and won the championship by 5 runs. “Cathryn Fitzpatrick retired nearer 40, and she was playing her best cricket”.The only two teams who have defeated the team have been Australia and South Africa.Tomorrow’s sold-out spectacle at Lord’s will shatter the record for a crowd in an ICC Women’s World Cup match in the biggest advert the women’s game has had.