'Have to work on our mental strength,' says skipper Harmanpreet Kaur

File photo of Harmanpreet Kaur. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 23, 2018, 08.46 AM (IST)

Harmanpreet Kaur-led India lost to England in the semi-final of Women's World T20 2018 at Antigua's Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. While she said that team India has to work on their "mental strength".

Dominant England outclassed India in both the innings as they thrash 'Women in Blue' to register an easy eight-wicket stunning victory.

Reigning ODI World World Champions England will now meet Australia in the summit clash after the Southern Stars beat defending champions West Indies by 72 runs.

After losing the game, Kaur interacted with media, she said, "We have learned a lot over the course of the tournament. It was not an easy total to chase." 

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India decided to leave their senior most player Mithali Raj, a move that will certainly be questioned, after the loss. Reflecting on the same, Kaur said, "Whatever we decided, it was for the team (on resting Mithali Raj). Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't." 

"One game doesn't decide whether we are a good team or a bad team." 

"We have a very young team and it was a learning curve for us. I'm really proud of all the girls. We will do well in upcoming tournaments."

"Our bowlers bowled quite well, and we did well to stretch the match till the 18th over. We still have to work on our mental strength - learning to play under pressure will be a key thing to learn for us," she added.

Kaur praised the England team, she said, "They read the wicket really well and bowled accordingly. The credit goes to them."

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