Indian women’s team cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur took to her Instagram handle today to reveal India’s Test jersey for their two upcoming matches this year – against England and Australia. The match against Australia will especially be historic as it is the women’s side’s first pink-ball Test. The news of the same was confirmed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah.
Further, India will also play a one-off Test against England in Bristol from the 16th of June. There will also be ODI and T20I series in both the series against England and Australia. Firstly, for the tour of England, preparations have begun among the Indian women and Harmanpreet Kaur who is in quarantine took to Instagram today to have a Q&A session with her fans where she answered a plethora of queries.
Harmanpreet Kaur describes Mithali Raj
Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj who is the ODI and Test captain haven’t always been in the best of terms, according to various reports. The controversy surrounding Mithali Raj and head coach Ramesh Powar allegedly involved Harmanpreet as well. It all took place when Mithali was dropped from the playing XI for the semi-final of the T20 World Cup in 2018. This led to a huge furore with plenty of words exchanged between both parties.
Today, on her Instagram handle, Harmanpreet was asked to describe Mithali in one word and the reply was ‘experienced’. She was also asked to describe various other players. She called Rohit Sharma ‘gifted’ and Virat Kohli ‘energy’. MS Dhoni was termed a ‘legend’ and her best mates outside India, according to her, are Alexandra Hartley and Kate Cross from England.
Harmanpreet also unveiled India’s jersey for the Test matches this year which were quite similar to the ones that the men’s team have been wearing over the course of the last year. The men will however, wear a different jersey for the World Test Championship (WTC) final.