ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Indian eves to take on Sri Lanka
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ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Indian eves to take on Sri Lanka

India sits at the top of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 standings after three games, but captain Mithali Raj says her team still has plenty to work on as it prepares to face Sri Lanka today.

Raj’s team has won all three of its games so far in the Women’s World Cup but needed its bowlers to dig it out of trouble against Pakistan in Derby on Sunday.

India was restricted to just 169 from its 50 overs and Pakistan had looked to be in a good position to get its first win of the competition but Ekta Bisht’s excellent spell of five for 18 helped bowl Pakistan out for just 74.

However, Raj is more concerned about India’s batting and is keen for her side to build partnerships when it faces Sri Lanka.

Mansi Joshi came into the side for her first game of the tournament and took two for nine as India kept up its perfect record.

Despite losing all three of its opening games, Sri Lanka captain Inoka Ranaweera says there are positives to take from the performances, including Sunday’s seven-wicket defeat to England.

And with Sri Lanka unlikely to progress to the knock-out stage, Ranaweera is keen for her side to end its stay in England on a high.

Today’s Matches

England Vs South Africa, Bristol County Ground, 3pm

Sri Lanka Vs India, County Ground, Derby, 3pm

Pakistan Vs Australia, Grace Road, Leicester, 3pm

July 5, 2017

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