Indian opener Smriti Mandhan has set the standard high in the ongoing Kia Super League with her consistent performances. She is currently the highest run-getter in the Kia Super League in a single season.
The 22-year-old Indian batswoman scored 387 runs in seven innings at an average of 77.40, with a strike rate of 185.16 for Western Storm.
Smriti also scored the first ever century of Kia Super League and scripted history by smashing 21 sixes in a single season of England’s Women’s domestic T20 League.
But in spite of all the records she is setting in the Kia Super League, Smriti believes that her best is yet to come.
“I never expected myself to be leading across so many different stats on the batting charts here. However, I’m the happiest when the team wins. Nevertheless, my best is yet to come, and I have to keep improving myself and keep pushing. Scoring runs for my country and being consistent is what I always aspire to do. I hope my runs result in wins for the team. If I score a ton or a fifty in the process, that’s a bonus,” Mandhana was quoted as saying by Times of India.
“After last year’s World Cup, I worked hard on my batting and fitness levels. This has helped me in achieving consistent form,” Smriti said, adding, “A minor change in grip, and a slightly more open stance are the two changes I made. It has helped me with my stroke-making and has also helped me clear the in-field easily. I’m feeling more confident with this.”
“I will try my best. Our team is working hard towards it, and the BCCI has organized camps and tours. It has provided us with enough match practice. We can plan accordingly for the T20 World Cup.”