Asian Games 2023 Live Updates: India to bat first against Malaysia, Playing XI’s named for both teams

Asian Games, women’s cricket: India must mind the gap in quest for gold, set to begin campaign against Malaysia

Asian Games 2023: India women's cricket team preview India will begin their campaign on Thursday with a quarterfinal against a yet-to-be-decided opponent. (BCCI/Twitter)

While India’s squad selection once again raised eyebrows, the talent in their ranks is undeniable.

But Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Co must be wary of the gap closing between them and their closest rivals in Asia. More so in the T20 format, says former India captain Mithali Raj.

“I have been following the progress of the Sri Lankan and Pakistan teams. Both have won against very good sides like England, New Zealand and South Africa,” Mithali told The Indian Express. “They are coming into the Asian Games on a high after good series. Bangladesh too have done very well against India. We are favourites, but I look at this Asian Games as being very competitive.” [Read more]



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