Mithali said that he did not have enough time to re-match as he had suffered a nine-wicket defeat at the hands of the Trailblazers.
“As far as playing in the afternoon is definitely, it hasn’t taken us 12 hours to recover from tomorrow’s game.
“So obviously yes, it has been difficult for the girls to prepare themselves and play the afternoon game after playing last night,” Mithali said at the post match press conference.
While the other two teams have rest days between their games, Velocity played two consecutive games in less than 24 hours apart from traveling between Dubai and Sharjah.
As a result Velocity put on a disappointing display of 47 runs in 15.1 overs and the Tribblers chased down the target in 7.5 overs.
Talking about top-order ICC T20 bowler Sophie Eckleston, who took four wickets for nine runs in 3.1 overs. Mithali said he did well to adapt to the conditions.
“So she is number one because she has come up with a game plan and has quickly adapted to length and line as Shafali threw her line on the short line after hitting her for six, so she got wickets in the powerplay.”
Veteran Indian Pacer Jhulan Goswami (2/13), who ran from the top order of velocity, said that he tried to stick to his basics and get into rhythm.
“I just stuck to my core premise, after a long time I was playing this format of the game, so all I wanted was to get my rhythm and tempo back.”
The 37-year-old said the tournament was a great opportunity for youngsters to walk shoulder to shoulder with foreign players.
“Last year, Shaifali played here and was selected in the Indian team and she was very good in the World Cup. If we get more matches then the youngsters get a chance to learn from foreign players and it will be good for Indian cricket. ”