India captain Rohit Sharma on Tuesday attributed the four-wicket defeat to Australia within the first T20I on their lacklustre bowling efficiency, an space which has been a trigger for concern for the workforce with the T20 World Cup quick approaching.
Indian batters Hardik Pandya (71 not out), KL Rahul (55) and Suryakumar Yadav (460 performed good innings to assist the hosts put up 208/6.
However, an underwhelming bowling show, within the absence of tempo spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, and sloppy fielding that included three dropped catches ensured India’s defeat.
“I don’t think we bowled well. 200 is a good score to defend, and we didn’t take our chances in the field. It was a great effort from our batters, but bowlers were quite not there,” Rohit stated on the presentation ceremony.
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“You can’t score 200 everyday, you need to bat well. Hardik (Pandya) batted really well to get us there. We need to look at our bowling before the next game.” The skipper felt the sport highlighted the areas which the workforce must work on heading into the T20 World Cup subsequent month.
“There are things we need to look at, but it was a great game for us to understand what went wrong.” Australia had been crusing to victory courtesy Cameron Green’s 61-run knock and, regardless of dismissing the opener and taking three extra wickets in fast succession, India couldn’t defend their large complete.
“We know it is a high-scoring floor. You can’t loosen up even if you happen to get 200. We took wickets to an extent, however they performed very well. They performed some extra-ordinary pictures.
“If I used to be in that altering room, I might anticipate to chase that complete. You can again your self to get 60 runs within the closing 4 overs.
“We were not able to take their wicket. That was the turning point, if we would have taken a wickets, things would have been different,” Rohit stated.
Winning captain Aaron Finch was delighted by the partnerships his aspect was in a position to sew whereas chasing an enormous goal.
“We had some actually good partnerships, there have been some good contests between the bat and ball.
“They got here exhausting at us. You anticipate the run fee to decelerate if you happen to lose wickets. The batters tried to alter the momentum of the sport.
“That’s what we play for, we still try to instil all the processes leading into the World Cup,” he added.
Green, who was opening for the primary time, was adjudged Player of the Match for his sensational innings.
“I used to be thrown into the deep finish (opening for the primary time) however having somebody like Finchy as an skilled campaigner, he saved me calm.
“We had the posh of seeing the Indians bat and Hardik have to be among the finest in what he does.
“It was kind of good to watch them bat, and that gave us an idea about how to go about while chasing,” Green stated.