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Enjoy and have each other's back: Smriti Mandhana's message to RCB teammates

Last updated on 04 Mar 2023 | 06:03 PM
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Enjoy and have each other's back: Smriti Mandhana's message to RCB teammates

RCB kickstart their WPL 2023 campaign against Meg Lanning-led Delhi Capitals on Sunday (March 5)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) kickstart their Women's Premier League (WPL) campaign against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Sunday (March 5) at the Brabourne Stadium. While acknowledging it will be a massive moment for both the Indian and the overseas players, RCB skipper Smriti Mandhana's message to her teammate is to have fun and also have each other's back.

"Well yeah, definitely a big moment for I think all of us including all the overseas [players] as well because it is first ever WPL match. We have been part of teams where we have played in pressure situations," Mandhana said ahead of her team's first-ever WPL game.

"One thing we always tell and that is the one thing that we have to go and enjoy and have each other's back. I think when we play as a team and have each other's back, there is no pressure bigger than that so that will be the only message for the girls. 

"I am sure that I will go speak to them in person and I think we have so much experience in terms of overseas. It will be amazing for them to share the experience with the girls and tell them how to be in that place and that kind of situations so I am looking forward to that," she concluded.

With plenty of skills on showcase in both sides, RCB head coach Ben Sawyer says he is looking forward to the mouthwatering clash in Mumbai.

"I think it's about trusting yourself, trusting the skills that you have. It's not a matter of trying to cram for exam and get everything done in the last 24 hours. It is a matter of enjoying the opportunity to show your skills and there is plenty of skills on offer for both sides so we are looking forward to it," Sawyer said.

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