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‘Can’t survive’ on the basis of her 171* – Edulji wants India to look beyond Harmanpreet

Diana Edulji feels Harmanpreet Kaur “won’t be able to survive in the [Indian] workforce” on the reminiscences of the 171 not out in 115 balls she scored in the 2017 ODI Planet Cup semi-final in opposition to Australia, and it truly is time to look beyond her, starting off with the third ODI versus New Zealand on Friday.

“If you are going with the same yardstick which was applied to fall Jemimah Rodrigues, what the mentor (Ramesh Powar) had described, the exact yardstick really should be utilized to Harmanpreet,” Edulji, a former India captain and a member of the Supreme Courtroom-appointed Committee of Administrators that oversaw the managing of the BCCI for 33 months up to Oct 2019, said. “I am really disappointed with her. She was my favourite participant but you are unable to survive on that one innings. She is only one particular innings away from a major knock but the work has to be there. I will be the happiest if she proves me incorrect. I just want the team to acquire the [ODI] Globe Cup [starting in New Zealand next month].

“Even on captaincy front, Smriti [Mandhana] is the frontrunner for all formats just after Mithali [Raj] as Harman is not undertaking. I would not head dropping her for the up coming sport. Sneh Rana is a excellent alternative for her.”

Considering the fact that that iconic innings towards Australia, Harmanpreet has scored 614 runs in 32 ODIs, at an normal of 27.90, with just a few fifty percent-centuries, one particular of them in the ultimate of that Environment Cup against England. Over-all, in 109 matches, she has 2588 runs at an regular of 34.05. She hasn’t handed 30 in her previous five innings, which include the two ODIs in New Zealand this earlier 7 days.

Her form for Melbourne Renegades in the 2021-22 WBBL was, having said that, great as she scored 406 operates from 12 innings, and also picked up 15 wickets to be named the Player of the Tournament.

Edulji also advised dropping Shafali Verma for the next recreation, with Mandhana envisioned to return just after finishing quarantine. In Mandhana’s absence, S Meghana has made an effect, with an innings of 49 in the next video game, but Verma has ongoing her struggles in the format since producing her debut final calendar year.

“Shafali demands a tiny rap on the knuckle, she requirements good grooming,” Edulji said. “She is going in direction of the sq. leg and enjoying. There is no stillness in her stance. I can’t realize why.

“When she was scoring, there wasn’t this type of (bring about) movement. Bowlers have found her out and that is why she is shifting absent from the stumps to participate in her strokes. But you have to regard the bowlers at this level.”