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I have been working on newer shots: Thirush Kamini

Chennai girl Thirush Kamini played a key role hitting unbeaten 113 and adding 174 for the opening w

By Rashmi Nanda -

The Indian women's team becomes the first team to qualify for the World Cup after beating Ireland at the recently-concluded ICC World Cup qualifiers in Sri Lanka.

In this honor of the Team, the Chennai girl Thirush Kamini played a key role hitting  unbeaten 113 and adding 174 for the opening wicket with Deepti Sharma (89). With the help of her outstanding performance, India scored 250 for 2 and went on to restrict Ireland to 125.

Ahead of the main contest in England and Wales this June, this qualifiers tournament was a great confidence booster for the Indian Women’s team, felt Kamini.

During in an exclusive interview with TOI, Kamini told, "It was a great tournament to win as it gave a lot of confidence to the whole team. More importantly, winning the final match against South Africa was special as we had a stiff chase in our hands. Mithali (Raj) missed the game due to injury and Harmanpreet (Kaur) - leading in her place - did a great job in securing the win off the last ball."

The left-hand batsman Kamini is continually looking to better her game in every aspect. She added, "In the past few months, the program I have been part of has helped me enhance my fitness. You automatically have an edge over others on the field if you are fit."

Kamini added, "I want to take my game to the next level. I have been working on newer shots such as scoop shots. I always look to dominate the bowlers and bringing in new shots will help me in that."

The Women's World Cup a few months away and in such situations, every tournament is very important for them to gain fine tune-up, said Kamini.

She added, "The conditions in England will be different to what we have here. But it is important to make each tournament count. I will be part of the BCCI women's three-day competition in the coming days. I would want to score as many runs as possible. The three-day games help you to bat longer and plan your innings.”