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Key takeaways for Team India from ODI series loss against NZ ahead of ICC Women’s World Cup 2022

Top takeaways from India Women tour of New Zealand 2021-22, India Women lost the ODI series by 1-4

IND W vs NZ W ODIs Series Review: Indian Women lost ODI series by 4-1 against New Zealand. Smriti Mandhana scored half century in fifth ODI. (©Getty Images)
Smriti Mandhana scored half century in fifth ODI. (©Getty Images)

After getting delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 will finally kick off on March 4, 2022, with hosts New Zealand taking on the West Indies in the inaugural game at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui while Mithali Raj and co will start their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on March 6 at the same venue.

However, before that they have got a couple of issues to sort out as they are going into the marquee event on the back of a 1-4 series loss against New Zealand Women. After losing four consecutive ODI matches, Mithali Raj and co finally managed to get a consolation win in the final ODI match against the White Ferns on February 25.

On that note, let's review Team India's ODI series loss against New Zealand and important takeaways for them from this series going into World Cup 2022.

India Women Top Order

India's top order looked stable in the series with Sabbhineni Meghana providing a good start in all the three matches she played in. During the second ODI, Meghana scored 49 off 50 balls, falling short by a run for a well-deserved half-century. She helped the team put up a total of 270 runs which India failed to defend. Overall, in three matches, she accumulated 114 runs at an average of 38 and a strike rate of 108.57.