India captain Rohit Sharma has mentioned that he would not see the Indian crew’s struggles towards left-arm tempo as a serious concern forward of the third T20I on Tuesday.
India’s struggles towards left-arm pacers have been well-documented as they’ve been knocked over by the likes of Trent Boult, Mohammed Amir and Shaheen Shah Afridi in main ICC tournaments over the previous few years.
More just lately, England bowler Reece Topley wreaked havoc on the Indian crew through the second ODI of the collection as he picked up six wickets. He additionally picked up three prime order wickets within the third recreation as nicely.
During the second T20I on Monday, it was Obed McCoy who was the newest left-arm pacer who discovered plenty of success towards the Indian batting order.
McCoy registered profession greatest figures of 6 for 17 in his 4 overs to limit India to 138.
Speaking after the third T20I toss, which India gained and selected to subject first, Sharma mentioned that he’s unfazed by the crew’s wrestle towards left-arm pacers. The India captain mentioned that they wish to enhance on all facets of the sport and would not see the wrestle towards left-arm tempo as a serious concern.
“I don’t know about that. We want to improve in all aspects of the game. But last two series, the left-arm seamers have really done well. But I don’t see it as a concern. There will be bowlers bowling at you, and if you are looking to play shots, you can get out,” mentioned Sharma.
Speaking concerning the choice to bowl first, Sharma mentioned that they weren’t wanting on the situations and is simply doing what the crew prefers to do.
“Not looking at the conditions, just what the team prefers to do,” mentioned Sharma.
The India captain additionally opened up about hitting plenty of sixes within the powerplay as nicely.
“There’s always a talk about capitalising the powerplay. We also know what comes with it. It’s a small ground, a six-hitting ground, but to be honest the average score here is not that big. When the guys have been given freedom to express themselves, we understand what comes with a high-risk shot,” mentioned Sharma.
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