Smriti Mandhana is surprised by this big step of BCCI, said- never thought so


New Delhi: Indian women’s cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana said that she never thought that the Indian women’s cricket team will ever get a chance to play a day-night test match.

The Indian women’s team will play a day-night Test match at the Waka ground in Perth from 30 September to 3 October on the forthcoming tour of Australia. The team also has to play a limited overs series on this tour.

Never Thought: Mandhana

Smriti Mandhana, while talking to Cricinfo said, ‘Frankly, when I used to watch the men’s day-night test, I never really thought that the Indian (women’s) team would be able to experience it’.

He said, ‘I was very happy when it was announced’.

It will be quite challenging: Mandhana

Mandhana (Smriti Mandhana) said, ‘I also remember my first day-night ODI and T20 matches. I was very excited, like a small child. I was thinking ‘Wow, we will be able to play a day-night match’.

The vice-captain of the Indian T20 team said, ‘Now that we are going to play a day-night Test match, we have to work on many things but there is a lot of enthusiasm. There is excitement about being a part of the day-night test match. It is also always challenging to play against Australia in Australia. This is going to be a great moment for the Indian women’s cricket team ‘.

Please tell that Mandhana (Smriti Mandhana) has played two Test matches so far. The first match against England in August 2014 and the second match against South Africa in Mysore in the same year. India won both the matches by six wickets and 34 runs respectively.


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