The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team will open their campaign against New Zealand at Providence Stadium, Guyana on November 9.
The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team will open their campaign against New Zealand at Providence Stadium, Guyana on November 9.

Women’s cricket legend Jhulan Goswami  believes that the Indian women’s team can make it to the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World T20, starting November 9 in West Indies.

“The balance of the Indian team is very good. There are quite a few quality cricketers in the team. Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy are all four most experienced cricketers,” Goswami told CricketCountry.com.

“Harmanpreet, Mandhana and Veda have played in different leagues across the globe. Mithali is the one who is the backbone of the team. “

Goswami, who is the only bowler in women’s cricket with over 200 ODI wickets, said that India will rely heavily on the spinners to to well in the tournament.

“The bowling of the Indian team is fantastic, the spinners are particularly good. We depend heavily on them. The team has two left-arm spinners and an off-spinner. Harmanpreet also will play a key role in bowling. The way she, she leads the team forward and accepts the challenges and that’s fantastic,” said the 35-year-old.

Goswami also lauded the appointment of Ramesh Pawar as the head coach of the team and reckoned that his valuable insights have helped the team immensely.

“This team has been together for a long time and has benefited from the arrival if Ramesh Powar. He is sharing his experience with the team. There is a healthy environment that is important when playing this big tournament. The dressing room should be good, where the players try each other’s success and move on to the team. According to me, if everything goes smoothly then India will definitely make it to the last four,” she added.

India are in Group B alongside World No.1 and 2 ranked teams Australia, New Zealand, respectively, Pakistan and Ireland. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team will open their campaign against New Zealand at Providence Stadium, Guyana on November 9.