With the increase of T20 cricket tournaments, the cricketers are facing extra burden. It has become a challenge for the players to keep themselves fit. India’s Smriti Mandhana, however, has invented a way to manage the workload. Smriti Women contemplating withdrawing from Big Bash League
In 2022, Smriti started with the ODI series on New Zealand tour in February, then in March, she also participated in the ODI World Cup in New Zealand itself. This was followed by limited overs domestic tournaments in India in April and May. The Indian team played ODI and T20 International series in Sri Lanka in June-July.
From the end of July to the first week of August, India played five T20 Internationals at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, where they had to settle for a silver medal. Smriti has been in the UK since then. After the Commonwealth Games, she represented Southern Brave in the women’s ‘hundred’ as runner-up and is now playing in India’s limited overs series against England that started on 10 September.
Want to give 100% in international cricket
Smriti said in the virtual press conference, “I think more than the mental part, it is a little bit about the physical part about the management. I am definitely thinking of leaving the women’s BBL because I can’t miss playing for India.” I don’t want to get injured while playing for India because I want to give my hundred percent when I play international cricket.”
Smriti insisted that she was not really complaining about the cricket happening so much as this is the kind of schedule women cricketers have wanted for years. He said, “I have been very busy for some time. After the ODI World Cup, I am on tour for domestic and those tournaments, Sri Lanka tour, Commonwealth Games, Women have done hundred. I just try to tell myself that we haven’t played much cricket because of Kovid and we were hoping that we would come back and start playing cricket.”