IND vs AUS: We’re settled as a staff, says India skipper Rohit Sharma forward of ODI World Cup


India’s prime order is firing, the center order lastly appears to be falling in place, and there are bowlers taking turns clinching five-wicket hauls.

India skipper Rohit Sharma is a contented man heading into the World Cup.

“I’m very pleased with the final 10 ODIs we performed. A number of guys got here again into type. Batters scored, and bowlers picked wickets. We’ve seen guys come again from accidents and show their health. We’re settled as a staff, and now it’s nearly taking this ahead,” he stated on Tuesday earlier than India’s third ODI in opposition to Australia in Rajkot. 

With the staff clicking as a unit, India received the Asia Cup title and achieved the World No. 1 rating within the 50-over format forward of the primary occasion. 

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Nevertheless, Rohit sounded the alarm and warned in opposition to getting carried away forward of the World Cup, the place India will intention to win the trophy for the second time at house. 

“It doesn’t matter what your performances have been or what your rating is. Cricket is performed within the current, and you must carry out on that day. All people staying within the current and doing the job is vital. On the identical time, it is a sport the place you should maintain bettering. Take ahead the learnings we had and attempt to appropriate your errors,” he stated.

The India-Australia collection marks the tip of its preparations for the blockbuster occasion, and Rohit feels that his facet has ticked the correct bins, even in his absence.

“The final two video games I used to be not part of, however I believed we performed good cricket and achieved quite a bit. We chased in a single sport. We batted first. We acquired a good variety of runs. We bowled nicely in each. Tomorrow’s sport permits us to see if we will keep the consistency we now have seen within the final two,” he says. 

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The one order of enterprise to handle is the approaching health clearance of Axar Patel, who’s battling a thigh damage. Ravichandran Ashwin has taken over the mantle of the second spin-bowling all-rounder within the interim.

“He has lots of expertise. It’s simply that he has not performed lots of ODIs in the previous couple of years. However you can’t take away the category the person has. He has acquired lots of variation,“ stated Rohit. 

The 37-year-old’s exploits within the two video games have put Rohit comfortable that the veteran can maintain fort.

“In case there’s a likelihood, we will take a look at lots of choices. As of now, it bodes nicely for us as a result of we now have backups prepared.”



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