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ICC T20 World Cup | Will Take Sri Lanka Very Seriously, Says Harmanpreet

India's spot in the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup 2020 semi-finals is already safe, but captain Harmanpreet Kaur has insisted that they won't take Sri Lanka lightly in their final group game to be played on Saturday.

IANS |February 28, 2020, 1:18 PM IST
ICC T20 World Cup | Will Take Sri Lanka Very Seriously, Says Harmanpreet

Melbourne: India's spot in the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup 2020 semi-finals is already safe, but captain Harmanpreet Kaur has insisted that they won't take Sri Lanka lightly in their final group game to be played on Saturday.

India were the first to sail through to the knockout stage after securing wins against hosts and defending champions Australia, as well as Bangladesh and New Zealand, in the first week of the tournament.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka have lost both the matches they have played so far against Australia and New Zealand and are almost out of the contention of making to the last four-stage.

Victory over Sri Lanka would see India top Group A and head into the semi-finals full of confidence, and Kaur doesn't want to settle for anything less.

"I know we have qualified, but the next game is still crucial for us," said Kaur. "We will be taking Sri Lanka very seriously.

"They've been doing well. I know they haven't won a game, but they were almost there on both occasions.

"We will be taking it very seriously before we start thinking about the semi-finals," she added.

The Indian skipper further said the wicket of Chamari Athapaththu would be crucial and that's why they would try to take the wicket of the Sri Lankan batter as early as possible.

"We try to take every wicket in all of our games. Every wicket is an important one at this level," said Kaur.

"We just have to try and stick to our plan, especially to get out the likes of Chamari Athapaththu early. That will be crucial," she added.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 3882 105
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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1 England 5093 127
2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 South Africa 3345 108
5 Australia 3518 107
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1 Australia 5285 278
2 England 4564 268
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 5470 260
5 South Africa 4380 258
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