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"The credit goes to Raman Sir. He has given me batting everyday; not even one session when I haven't batted since he arrived" - Jhulan Goswami

India fast bowler Jhulan Goswami has credited coach WV Raman for her batting regeneration of late. Jhulan scored a 37-ball 30 in the first ODI against England that helped India to a first-innings total of 202 - a score that allowed the Indian spinners to work their way to a one-nil lead.

"The credit goes to Raman Sir," Jhulan said of her batting, before the third ODI against England. "He's the one who kept on telling me to work hard on my batting, and that the runs [lower down the order] are important. And that it'll be difficult if I am not serious about batting. He has given me batting everyday; not even one session when I haven't batted since he arrived. He believed in my batting and I am thankful."

Jhulan also had high words of praise for Raman's coaching style, and admitted that she goes to him from time to time for tips on little adjustments in her game, mental and technical, which is a vital requirement in any modern-day sport. "WV Raman is such a great personality, and he has a lot of ideas. He understands the game very well and recommends small adjustments. As a cricketer, when you play competitive sport, you have to keep doing adjustments.

"I speak to him about a lot of technical aspects, mental aspects. Because he's watching the game from outside, from a wider angle, he's been working very well for us."

Although India have the three-match ODI series in the bag, Jhulan said that the team wasn't looking at the game as a dead rubber since it has stakes associated with it. "We are not seeing it as the second or third match because every match is important; because every match has points for ICC World Cup. We are looking forward to playing some good cricket," Jhulan said. "As a team, we need to go through to 2021 World Cup directly, and not by playing the qualifying round. So for us, the main thing is that we have to play positive cricket and not focus on what's not in our control."

Jhulan has also been in top bowling form and said that playing just the one format helped her focus. "I am [now] very much fresh, mentally and physically. T20 is a format where you need a little bit of physical and mental aggression. Not playing T20Is allows me more time and I am enjoying playing one format of the game."

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