Oops: Kohli posts image of another female cricketer to congratulate Mithali Raj

Ross Houston
July 15, 2017

India had lost against South Africa and Australia because of which this situation has come. Despite a strong start to the ICC World Cup 2017 tournament, India's collapse to South Africa and Australia in the last two matches has put a dent on India's chances of moving forward.

India vs New Zealand will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.

India skipper Mithali Raj has demanded improvement from her troops and believes the ability to cope with the pressure of a must-win game will be the deciding factor.

India will once again bank on their opener Punam Raut, who valiant 106 went in vain against the Aussies. Despite earning the tag of pre-tournament favourites, the desperate need to better their recent record in World Cups can bring in extra pressure and New Zealand would be cautious to not let that deny them another shot at glory. "That's what makes world champions", she said.

The India vs New Zealand match is set to be played at the County Ground, Derby. As a team, we have to step up. Even though the team has world's leading run-scorer and wicket-taker in the same playing XI, the truth is it has struggled to perform as a unit and this one area where Mithali Raj needs to work. "We know that if we beat India on Saturday, then we get to stay here". "But we've got to play well because one of us is going home", Suzie Bates is positive of making it to the semis.

Suzie Bates (captain), Erin Bermingham, Sophie Devine, Maddie Green, Holly Huddleston, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Katey Martin, Thamsyn Newton, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Rachel Priest, Hannah Rowe, Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu.

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