India captain Rohit Sharma said that he will continue to support the young bowlers and give them a chance to showcase their skills in difficult moments of the game. Rohit’s comment comes in the backdrop of his decision to bring in Avesh Khan (1/3 from 2.2 overs) to bowl the last over of the low-scoring second T20I instead of the more experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar (0/12 from 2 overs) I.
Rohit said that he wants to test India’s bowling depth keeping in mind the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia later this year.
Rohit said, “It’s about giving chances. We know Bhuvneshwar what he brings to the table, but if you don’t give a chance to Avesh or Arshdeep you will never know who bowls at death for India.” What’s the point of doing it?” match.
“They have done it in IPL. In just one match, those guys need not panic. They need support and opportunity,” he said.
While Rohit feels that the Indian batsmen did not exert themselves on a batting-friendly surface in the five-wicket loss against West Indies in the second T20, he is hoping for a quick turnaround.
“We didn’t have enough runs on the board. We didn’t bat well. The pitch was playing well but we didn’t apply ourselves. But it can happen,” he said.
“I have said time and again that when you are trying to do something as a batting group, it will not always work. We will try to look at our mistakes and rectify them,” Rohit said.
Obed McCoy wreaked havoc with the ball with impressive figures of 6 for 17 as India could manage just 138 runs.
Rohit lauded the fighting spirit of his side, especially the bowlers, who dragged the game till the last over.
“Proud of the team. When you are defending a target like this, it can end in 13-14 overs or you try to drag it till the last over. People kept fighting, taking wickets was important People came and killed what we had planned,” he said.
“I am happy with the bowlers, but there are some things in batting that we need to look at. I will say again and again that we will continue to bat like this because we want to achieve something. One-sided result, don’t panic, a loss After that we will not change things.’
India will take on West Indies in a delayed third T20I at the same venue on Tuesday.
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