[Watch] India captain Rohit Sharma gears up for 1st ODI 

Staff India captain Rohit Sharma fine-tuned his batting expertise forward of the primary T20I towards West Indies on Friday (July 29) at Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad.

After a grueling tour of England, Rohit was rested for the three-match ODI sequence towards Nicholas Pooran and Co, which India gained 3-0. He joined the squad just a few days again and had a few periods with the bat, resulting in the T20 leg of the tour.

The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) just lately shared a brief clip the place Rohit was sweating it out within the nets. The Indian skipper did not have an awesome sequence towards England.

He’ll look to fireside with the bat because the Males in Blue proceed their preparation for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later this yr. Sharing the video on their social media handles, BCCI wrote:

“Sound 🔛 🔊 #TeamIndia captain @rohitsharma45 warming up within the nets forward of the first #WIvIND T20I. 👌👌.”

The Mumbai-born cricketer managed just one half-century in six limited-overs video games towards Jos Buttler and Co. His highest rating of an unbeaten 76 got here within the first ODI at The Oval. He’ll look to hit the strides because the marquee competitors inches nearer.

Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya, who had been rested from the ODIs, additionally joined the squad. Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravi Bishnoi, who weren’t a part of the ODIs, are additionally a part of the T20I sequence.

“I don’t agree that we had been enjoying conservative cricket” – Rohit Sharma

India have obtained a fair proportion of criticism for not enjoying an aggressive model of cricket, with many attributing that as the primary cause behind their failure at World Cups.

Rohit, nevertheless, denied all these claims, citing that they gained 80 % of the video games that they performed resulting in the T20 World Cup final yr. Addressing reporters on the eve of the primary ODI, the Indian captain mentioned:

“We have not gotten the outcome within the World Cup, that does not imply we had been enjoying dangerous cricket. And I don’t agree that we had been enjoying conservative cricket, should you lose 1-2 matches within the World Cup, it looks like we didn’t take the probabilities.”

He added:

“In case you take a look at the video games we now have performed earlier than the World Cup, we gained 80 per cent of these. I don’t perceive how will you win these many matches in case you are conservative.”

India will hope to maintain the momentum going within the subsequent few matches as they’re determined to finish their barren run in multi-nation tournaments.

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Edited by Diptanil Roy