Indian women’s cricket team members, Veda Krishnamurthy and Jemimah Rodrigues, want BCCI to increase the frequency of day-night ODIs in order to get used to the format. Rodrigues, who led Supernovas to a win last night, suggested they should start implementing the same in domestic cricket as well.
Veteran Indian spinner Veda Krishnamurthy, who made her ODI debut at the age of 18, has urged the BCCI to organise more day-night matches for the female cricketers of the national set-up. This will also increase the crowds in the stadiums and also help the women’s team to get used to playing under lights.
The 26-year-old spinner, whose team lost to Supernovas by 12 runs yesterday, revealed that women are not particularly familiar with playing under lights and that was evident in their fielding performance which included a few dropped catches.
“Not playing under the lights is the reason for dropped catches. While practising at the academy ground we had found it difficult to sight the ball because it was dipping in. So it was really difficult to pick the ball.
“Actually if you look at it, playing under lights is quite challenging because the whole atmosphere changes, the way wind blows with the light and the way ball travels on the field. So, there is a lot difference from a day game,” Krishnamurthy said at a post-match conference reported by Cricket Country.
Meanwhile, India opener Jemimah Rodrigues who scored a match-winning 77* for Supernovas, also echoed her national teammate's sentiment.
“We should start it with our domestic season. We have hardly been playing under the lights. Even in the matches in New Zealand or even the England series, we had morning games and our domestics are always from 10 am.
“There is lot of difference when you play under the sun and under the lights. So I think the more domestic matches we play under lights, the more we will develop in our fielding and get better adapted,” Rodrigues added.
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