2nd ODI: KL Rahul Says India “Did Not Adapt Quick Enough” After Defeat To Australia | Cricket News

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Backing his struggling bowlers to the hilt, India’s vice captain KL Rahul on Sunday stated that Jasprit Bumrah and Co. have endured exhausting classes in adapting to situations thus far and it isn’t a shock that wickets have been exhausting to come back by on batting-friendly Australian tracks. The Indian bowlers, who did exceedingly effectively within the IPL earlier than touchdown in Australia, have bled runs within the first two ODIs, letting the hosts run away with a decisive 2-Zero sequence lead within the three-ODI sequence.

The ever-reliable Bumrah and the fiery Mohammed Shami have been made to look fairly unusual by the house group batsmen, who’ve scored at will.

“I would not agree when you say they are struggling. It’s different conditions, different format. It’s learning for us to sit back and think of how to do better when playing on such good batting wickets,” Rahul stated on the post-match press convention after India lost the second ODI by 51 runs.

“In white-ball cricket, it is vital to get wickets regularly, then only you can keep the run-rate under check…We have to find (our) mantra to get wickets and the batting unit has to think about how to stretch the 30-40-run partnerships,” he assessed.

Rahul stated Australian bowlers may do effectively due to the familiarity with the situations.

“We did not adapt quick enough. it’s a learning curve for the bowling group to adapt quicker.”

Asked if it is only a unhealthy part for Bumrah, who struggled even in New Zealand earlier this 12 months, Rahul stated the speedster will come again strongly.

“We all know Jasprit is very fiery and competitive on the field. He means a lot to this set up, we know the value of Jasprit. It’s about time that a champion player comes back and delivers and gets wickets for us.”

“In New Zealand and Australia, the wickets are too good to bat, you will see that bowlers will not get wickets, that’s acceptable.”

The group has already the misplaced the sequence however Rahul stated it has not affected the dressing room morale.

“The mood in the camp is still very positive, Sometimes, as a team you can learn to accept that the opposition played better cricket. It’s home conditions for them. Quite honestly, we played 50-over cricket after a long, long time,” Rahul stated.

“We are doing lot of things right, we just need to learn how to bowl better on such beautiful batting wickets. Not a lot that we have done wrong, we need to get better with skills and execution,” he stated.

Both the perimeters have dropped numerous catches and there have been a number of cases of poor fielding. Rahul stated it might be as a result of the sport is being performed earlier than noisy crowds after a very long time.

Fans have returned to the stadium for the primary time, within the ongoing sequence, after being completely barred eight months in the past due to the worldwide COVID-19 menace.

“It happens. I stay behind the wickets but I can tell you by my experience that when you play before crowd after a long time, it is slightly difficult to pick balls and it was quite windy too.”

Australia opener David Warner suffered an injury throughout Sunday’s recreation and Rahul wished that he doesn’t determine within the remaining matches of the tour.


The opener has struck back-to-back half centuries thus far.

“It will be nice if he gets injured for a long time. I would not wish that for any player but he is their main batsman, it will be good for our team,” he stated.

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