India captain Rohit Sharma is happy that his team is “moving in the right direction” and ticking all the right boxes, but with only three months left for the T20 World Cup in Australia, there is complacency. Not there. India have won the fourth consecutive series under Rohit’s captaincy and with an aggressive batting and bowling approach in the powerplays, they beat England by 50 and 49 runs respectively in the first two matches of the three-match T20I series.
“We are headed in the right direction and ticking the right boxes,” said a happy Rohit at the post-match presentation ceremony, when asked how he was feeling with the mega-event a few months away. .
However he did have a note of caution for his men.
“The only red flag I see is that we can’t be swayed,” he said.
The captain was all praise for his team’s approach in the powerplay with both bat and ball.
“We understand the importance of the powerplay, whether we bat or bowl. We had a great powerplay in both the matches and we want to give the players the confidence to move on,” he added.
For the captain of India, the score of 170 runs on this pitch at Edgbaston was equal.
“It was good to end on a score that we thought was par on that surface,” Rohit said. Winning is a good feeling but for Rohit the more important aspect was how to carry the momentum.
“When you win games, it’s always good. The group is also confident, which is very important. We’ll stay focused and focused on moving forward. Wanted to see how we fared after a win. and will challenge us as a group,” he said.
It is not easy to beat England in England, but India has now defeated the home team in four T20 series (two in India and two in England).
“We all know how good they (England) go wherever they go, not just in England. We were clear what we wanted to do.” under Rohit Ravindra Jadeja Has been used more as a batsman who can bowl and the Saurashtra all-rounder has embraced his new role as a fish to water.
“Brilliant innings (from Jadeja) under pressure and Jadeja with his experience of a century at this ground was calm and collective. At no point did we feel he was panicking. We could hear the guys sitting on the bench. Want to give a chance and I will go and discuss with the coach.”
When the ball swings, you definitely enjoy it, says Bhuvneshwar
Bhuvneshwar KumarSouth Africa, since the start of the series, have been in good form and did not hesitate to say that the white Kookaburra was doing a lot more during this T20I series than the few white ball games he played in the earlier years .
“When the ball swings, you definitely enjoy. Over the years, the ball hasn’t helped much in England, but this year it’s more. White ball swing upfront is a motivating factor for the fast bowler And the batsmen will have to take their chances,” Seniopra seamer said.
they have now removed if butler It had a lot to do with the movement of both of you in the game and first of all.
“We know Buttler is a dangerous player. If the ball swings I go for a wicket and it works. If the ball swings, it pushes you to work against a particular batsman. Is.”
Bhuvneshwar said, “Honestly, I don’t want to talk about injuries. If someone asks me that in India, I don’t answer it, sorry. I’m playing so it looks good. “
First T20I series disappointing for Butler as full-time captain
England captain Butler had no hesitation in admitting that it was a disappointment for his team, who accepted the series with one match left.
“Very disappointing,” he said.
“We didn’t play anywhere well that we wanted and deserve to lose. Whenever you lose three wickets in the powerplay it’s hard to catch up.” He praised the 34-year-old’s debut Richard Gleason,
“Not just the wickets but the guys who got out, a great start overall. They bowled really well. CJ (Chris Jordan) always bowls pressure overs and sometimes the stats can cloud what he is doing.” Buttler said the analysis will take some time as the last game is on Sunday.
“We don’t have much time to think about it because the next match is tomorrow,” he said.
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