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NZW vs INDW: "We will need at least two-three games to get used to conditions", says Mithali Raj

India Women's ODI skipper Mithali Raj believes the cricketers will take at least 2-3 games to get used to the conditions.

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India Women's ODI skipper Mithali Raj wants her players to get into their rhythm in the ongoing series against New Zealand as they prepare for the ICC Women's World Cup. After the only T20I, the Women in Blue will lock horns with the blackcaps in five ODIs to gear up for the mega event.

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Mithali Raj believes the cricketers will take at least 2-3 games to get used to the conditions and should be at their best when the World Cup commences.

"It will take them at least two or three games to get used to the conditions. We are here to use this series as preparation for the World Cup. Because, it is the best way we get to know about the wickets and composition we will have next month.

India Women's ODi skipper Mithali Raj said in the press conference

"We want to put in our best standard of cricket so the team derives a lot of confidence when we get into the World Cup. We play to win but I look forward to giving some game time to the core players. It is important they find their rhythm before the World Cup." She added.

"Looking to give game time to the core players" - Mithali Raj

"Workload is in our minds but having said that rather than seeing two months if you look at the games we are getting it could be around five-plus or nine or 10 of the World Cup games. We do have a couple of more seamers in the side. So, we'll see how we can give them an opportunity." the 39-year old expressed in pressconference.

"Workload is secondary right now but getting them to bowl in these conditions is important so that's where they need that game time to get on to the field and get two-three games to get used to the conditions."

Mithali Raj stated

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" looking to give game time to the core players. It's important that each and every one of them find their rhythm before the world Cup. That's what every team would want to do. Find their composition and their core so they can prep for the World Cup."

Mithali added

The ICC Women's World Cup is scheduled to commence on March 4. India will begin their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on March 6 at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

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