Lea Tahuhu seems to enjoy her time against India. The ODI series is more of a preparatory game for the two teams ahead of the World Cup. This is what the New Zealander had to share from her training camp before their third ODI game against India. Meanwhile, the veteran, however, played the first ODI game and the T20 game. She didn’t play the second ODI.
While talking about the preparation and bowling for the first two games, Lea Tahuhu added, “The team is tracking well. We really enjoyed the time we had down here and to start the series where we have is really good. The ball is coming out well. Now that I have done a lot of work over the summer, I am leaning into the game and the goal, in the end, is the world cup. Pretty happy for how it’s coming out and it will be nice to get out there again tomorrow.”
Meanwhile, Lea Tahuhu also seems to score well with the bat offering her all-rounder performance too to the team. She also shared her views about that.
Lea Tahuhu said: “Look if I could do a little bit more for the team and score good with the bat then I’m loving the opportunity. I am batting hard than I used to before. It’s pretty clear for everyone. It’s just a dream, there’s no ultimate license really. Can’t get into trouble if I get out for duck and can’t get into trouble if I score some quick runs either, so it’s happy days for me. I think the way our batters are going especially the top order putting some big scores and getting some really big partnerships and contributions from key players like Kerr and Suzie Bates.”
“We are in a position to win the series” – Lea Tahuhu
However, Lea Tahuhu is travelling with her daughter Grace, who seems to get well with the squad. “She loves to be with the girls. We get back from training and she keeps asking where the girls are. We love her hanging around and with the way she fits in the group it’s awesome.”
The White Ferns seem to have a clear plan for their third ODI game. They want to get out there and win their third game, playing some fierce, ruthless cricket which will surely give them the needed confidence before heading to some big weeks of cricket.
“We are in a position to win the series away and we haven’t been in that position for a long time. So we are really hoping to go out there. When you get into positions like this we really want to nail it. So looking forward to that. You just need to make sure you are ready to go. If it’s about 6, 12 or 18 balls. You want to get yourself ready for what tomorrow brings,” Lea Tahuhu concluded.