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Points system make series more challenging: Harmanpreet

Last updated on 15 Jun 2024 | 04:46 PM
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Points system make series more challenging: Harmanpreet

Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was vocal about having a points system for all the bilateral series to have more meaning to it

Ahead of India’s multi-format series against South Africa at home, Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was in favour of a points system to make the series more challenging and competitive. Only England and Australia have consistently adopted a points system in women's cricket, which has made the rivalry very interesting. 

"It's totally up to BCCI or ICC [to decide]. But as a player, if these things are there, players are more into the game and players are more pumped up. If the points system is there, it's more challenging and will be good to have,” Harmanpreet said ahead of the first clash against South Africa. 

India’s multi-format series starts with a three-match ODI series, followed by a one-off Test match before the tour concludes with a three-match T20I series. It will be only the seventh ODI for the Women in Blue since the start of 2023. 

"We take it as an opportunity. Nowadays we are playing more T20 games but ODIs are something that, as a player, you have more time to assess yourself and even the conditions. It's good for us that we are getting more matches to express ourselves,” Harman said. 

However, India’s last two series at home - both against England and Australia - were multi-formatted, giving several players a unique opportunity to play back-to-back Test matches. 

"It's good for us that we are getting more time in the middle and getting to play all three formats as players,” she concluded. 

Luckily for India, they will have the entire squad to choose from after Jemimah Rodrigues was ruled fit to play in the series. India will begin their three-match ODI series on June 16 (Sunday) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

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