Mumbai: Offered a chance to play a four-day Test after eight years, Indian women's cricket captain Mithali Raj welcomed it and said the youngsters in the squad, who are embarking on a 23-day tour of England, would benefit a lot from playing the longer version of the game. (Also Read: Ganguly Wants Aaron to Play in 4th Test)
She also said it would be a big challenge and a huge achievement if the team got the better of the more experienced hosts in their backyard in the one-off Test and the three ODIs that will follow during the visit.
"Only three of us - myself, Jhulan (Goswami) and Karuna Jain - had played the last Test in 2006. I feel it's easier to adapt from playing the longer version of the game to the ODIs and T20s. Our team is inexperienced in Tests but experienced in ODIs. The younger players would benefit. (Related: Anderson Admitted to Abusing Jadeja)