Clobbered by Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana not too long ago, Australian pacer Megan Schutt says she hates enjoying in opposition to India and does not need to bowl on the marauding duo throughout powerplay when the 2 groups conflict within the Ladies’s T20 World Cup closing right here on Sunday.
Schutt, who took a vital 2/17 in Australia’s five-run win over South Africa within the rain-hit semifinal on Thursday, has nonetheless not recovered from the drubbing she acquired by the hands of Verma within the tournament-opener.
She was hit for 4 boundaries by Verma in her opening over of the event, and Schutt admitted her issues about bowling to Indian openers.
“I simply hate enjoying India – they have the wooden over me,” Schutt was quoted as saying by the official web site of the ICC.
“Smriti and Shafali have gotten me lined. That six Shafali hit me for within the tri-series was in all probability the largest one I’ve ever been hit for.
“There are clearly some plans we’ll revisit as bowlers. (However) clearly, I am not one of the best match-up to these two within the Powerplay. They discover me fairly simple to play,” she added.
Schutt bore the brunt of Verma and Mandhana’s attacking fury within the very first over of final month’s tri-series as nicely. She was struck for 4 by Verma off the primary ball and lifted for a six by Mandhana.
However each the edges will once more meet one another in Sunday’s summit conflict, the place India can have an edge after beautiful the defending champions by 17 runs within the event opener.
“We’re at that closing we have been speaking about for therefore lengthy and in opposition to India, which is tremendous becoming contemplating the tri-series we had. It could not actually be a much bigger problem for us,” Schutt mentioned.
“It is probably not a nasty factor, it is good we’re going up in opposition to a crew we have performed loads not too long ago and it is the identical for them as nicely.”