Suryakumar Yadav played a special 69-run knock that helped India to win their T20I series against Australia however, his fellow pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, as well as Harshal Patel, were both quite costly all through.
Hyderabad: India captains Rohit Sharma has spoken out to support the pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar as well as Harshal Patel who are struggling to get their act together during the Australia T20I series. He also had high praise to Suryakumar Yadav who scored an innings-winning shot at the weekend in the series for India in the series against Australia.
India triumphed in their T20I series by a score of 2-1 over the World Cup champions with a six-wicket victory on Sunday, however, the two players Bhuvneshwar as well as Harshal were very expensive, losing over 12 runs each during the match.
Skipper Rohit, however, has been encouraging his pacers to get back to form ahead of the T20 World Cup.
“It’s crucial that we give him (Bhuvi) the space he needs as when you’ve got a player like him in your team and the level of quality is his, we can tell that he’s experienced more positive times than bad in the last few years. We’ve worked on a few plans and hope we’ll be able to provide him with more options to bowl at the end. In the end, he’ll be just the same as he was in the past,” said Rohit in the post-match media interaction.
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Bhuvneshwar has been expensive, particularly in recent death overs, however, Rohit believes the pacer isn’t short in confidence.
“I don’t think the guy isn’t confident enough. It’s time to prove our confidence in him and continue our faith in his talents.
On our part, we’re trying to determine what we can do since when you’re bowling in the final stages, you aren’t able to predict. You must have options to bowl each side of the field and then set the field accordingly.
“And someone with that experience it’ll be easy for him to grasp all that knowledge.”
The India captain also said that Harshal who was recently back from an injury and handed away 99 runs over eight overs in the match was not assessed on his performance against Australia.
“Harshal is a key player for us, without a doubt. Recovering from an injury isn’t simple. He was out of cricket for nearly two months. It’s not simple (to return) So we haven’t assessed the way he’s performing in these three matches, because we’re aware of his ability.
“He was bowling some difficult overs for us before as well as for his team. It’s crucial to maintain the faith that you have and I’m sure that you’re aware of the fact that he’s working to correct those errors and is not far away from being at his very best.”
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