Look to Shreyas Iyer and Cheteshwar Pujara: India captain Rohit Sharma’s suggestion to the remainder of the India batters after collapse in Indore Test4 min read
The Indian batting lineup was beneath the scanner as Australia pulled off a 9 wicket win in Indore Test, making the collection 2-1 with all to play for in Ahmedabad.
Winning the toss and opting to bat first, India received bundled out twice inside two days, scoring 107 and 163 throughout the 2 innings, placing up solely 76 runs for the guests to chase. With the house batters’ incapability to deal with spin coming into query, skipper Rohit Sharma has mentioned they should not wanting additional than two of their very own teammates. Shreyas Iyer and Cheteshwar Pujara.
“When you are playing on pitches like these you have to play the innings that Iyer played. Someone has to step out, someone has to take on the bowlers. It can’t be always that batters will get a big knock… you have to play cameos like that,” Rohit mentioned in post-match press convention.
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He additional added, “On the other hand, you have a Pujara. Pujara being Pujara. He likes to spend time in the middle, he wants to grind it out. That his way of doing it. It doesn’t have to be the same way for everyone that is what we have spoken about. Find your own methods (to score). Whether it it number 11 or number 1. As long as the job gets done we are happy as a unit. The runs will not come from everyone.”
Pujara was India’s high run scorer on day two, accumulating a gritty 59 off 142 deliveries within the second innings. However, even the decided quantity three was unable to keep away from a collapse as Nathan Lyon bagged an 8-fer on Thursday.
“Lyon should be at the top in my opinion. I have not played guys like Murali and Warner. Among the current crop he would be my number one overseas bowler to come and play here in India,” the Indian captain mentioned on the participant of the match.
“He has got so much consistency in his line and length. When someone is bowling with that accuracy you have to try and and do something different to score runs.”
Matches lasting lower than 5 days exterior India as properly
With the wicket in Indore being one other one within the ongoing 2023 Border Gavaskar Trophy to have induced a end in lower than three days, the Indian captain appeared livid with the discuss across the identical and urged that it wasn’t simply India the place Tests have been ending in lower than 5 days.
“What can I say about that, people have to play well for the game to last five days,” he mentioned when requested about video games ending early. “Games are not lasting for five days outside India as well. Yesterday the game got over in three days in South Africa. It is about skills. People have to adapt to skills. If pitches are helping the bowlers, the batters need to try and test their skills.”
“It is not always about making sure we are playing on flat pitches and results don’t come your way. Pakistan, there were Test matches there and people said it was boring, We are making it interesting for you guys,” Rohit added.
The India skipper had hinted that come the Ahmedabad Test, India would possibly simulate situations maintaining within the thoughts the WTC closing however the loss is prone to change their plans, with the collection there for the taking.
“Honestly, both the innings did not go the way we would have liked to. Even in the first innings, I don’t think there was a lot happening. If you look at the dismissals we played poorly. Out of the 10 wickets may one or two where the pitch did help the bowler,” the 35-year previous mentioned.
“Other than than it was the skill of the bowlers who outfoxed the batsman. We played poor shots as well. The way Australia played, they got out for 197. Had they not collapsed they could have gotten to 250-75 as well which would have been a damn good score on a pitch like that. Lack of concentration is what I would put it to. Apply yourself and bat for as long as possible and take odd chances in the middle. Do not let bowler bowl six balls in the same spot and try and to do something different, that is something we did not do in both the innings.”