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Harmanpreet Kaur Says, I Can Give Credit To Ramesh Powar For Changing Our Mindset

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| November 22 , 2018 , 18:58 IST

Indian women's captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Thursday praises new coach Ramesh Powar for her success with the bat and also for Team India's performance in the ongoing Women's World T20 where they have reached semi-finals in the West Indies.

It is learnt that Powar was appointed after Tushar Arothe's departure under controversial circumstances when some senior members didn't like his coach's training methods and performance dipped after the high of ODI World Cup.

Speaking to media, Harmanpreet Kaur said on the eve of the semi-final against England said, "We have better plans and we can aim bigger now. The self-belief (is different). I can give credit to Ramesh (Powar), because from the time he joined our team, our mindset and approach has totally changed."

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The aim will be to carry on with the winning momentum rather than thinking about revenge, said Indian captain.

Earlier, England had defeated India by nine runs in the in the 50-over World Cup final last year. However, the 'Women in Blue' have had a fantastic run in the T20 tournament so far, beating all three opponents in the group stage including Australia.

Further, the Indian women's captain also said, "We need to live in the present. At present, we're doing really well, I think. Other than thinking about the past, we just need to think what we need to do in the next game," she played down on the revenge part. "We're taking it as another game. We just need to focus on what we have done well in the last league games and those things we need to just continue now."

"We take confidence from the fact that we performed in knockout matches before, but I don't think it (the 50-over final) counts for anything with the game tomorrow. It's a different format, different team for India, different captain for them and things like that."

"It's all going to be about tomorrow. We know T20 cricket, it's whoever turns up on the day … It's about us going out and putting on a really strong performance, showing the good things that we've done," she added.