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Australia series won’t be easy, but we are up for it: Rohit Sharma

India captain Rohit Sharma on Tuesday admitted that the upcoming big-ticket Check sequence towards Australia gained’t be straightforward however stated the hosts are “up for the problem” towards the world primary aspect.

After upstaging Sri Lanka 3-0 within the previous ODI sequence, India continued their high quality type and blanked New Zealand by the identical margin following a 90-run win within the third and last match right here.

“Actually, we don’t discuss an excessive amount of about rankings. It’s about successful video games and it gained’t be totally different after we play the Assessments towards Australia. It gained’t be a simple problem however we’re up for it,” Rohit stated on the presentation ceremony.

“Within the final six video games we’ve accomplished most issues proper in ODIs. We’re constant in our strategy with the bat and ball.” India rested the tempo duo of Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami for the match and changed them with Yuzvendra Chahal and Umran Malik.

Rohit stated regardless of placing up 385 for 9 on the board, it was not protected on the batting-friendly Holkar Cricket Stadium. New Zealand completed on 295 in 41.2 overs.

“With out Siraj and Shami we needed to offer alternatives to different guys on the bench. We needed to deliver Chahal and Umran within the combine, put them below strain. We had runs on the board, however on this sort of floor no whole is protected,” he stated.

Rohit praised Shardul Thakur, who was India’s finest bowler on the day, registering figures of three for 45 from six overs.

“We caught to the plans, held our nerves. Shardul has been doing this for some time, so some folks name him ‘Magician’.

“Each time I’ve given Kuldeep the ball, he brings wickets. Simply want to offer him extra video games below his belt, as a result of wrist spinners get higher as they play extra.”

The India skipper additionally had phrases of appreciation for younger Shubman Gill, who amassed 360 runs in three matches, together with two centuries.

“His (Gill’s) strategy is sort of related. He begins afresh. As a younger participant that’s essential. He can simply sit on high of his laurels and take it straightforward, however he doesn’t.” Within the match, Rohit additionally broke his three-year hiatus for a century in ODIs by scoring 101 off 85 balls.

“twentieth century means lots to me, it was essential to play lengthy and take the crew to an excellent whole,” he stated.

New Zealand captain Tom Latham stated regardless that they had been blanked within the sequence, the three matches have been a terrific studying expertise for the younger gamers of the squad.

“The beginning with the ball wasn’t nice and we did effectively to deliver them again to 380. It doesn’t sound correct however it’s, after which to be bowled out in 40 overs didn’t go proper for us,” Latham stated.

“It’s our final expertise in India earlier than the World Cup so the blokes are uncovered to those circumstances within the three video games, and hopefully, it’ll be useful in October.

“We’re constructing depth on this group with out (Tim) Southee and others. Fingers crossed about my type for the World Cup. Hopefully, we will take the learnings for the T20 sequence.” Thakur was adjudged Participant of the Match for his high quality spell, and the right-arm pacer stated he’s all the time able to contribute to the crew’s success.

“I’m effectively appreciated by them and even I like my team-mates. Sooner or later they’re going to return after you, and it’s essential to remain within the second and never get forward of yourselves.

“I ask myself what must be accomplished and do it the following time. I don’t assume an excessive amount of as a result of we’ve to be prepared for all conditions, whether or not with the bat or ball. Everybody enjoys batting and modern-day sport is all about batting,” he stated.

Participant of the Collection Gill stated he was glad together with his efficiency as he didn’t change his strategy to his sport.

“Feels good once you carry out effectively. It’s satisfying. I’ve not modified my approached a lot. I look to transform these begins into massive ones, to precise myself. I attempt to play in keeping with the scenario and circumstances, not my rating,” he stated.

“Our bowlers did an excellent job and bowled rather well on this wicket as a result of at one level it appeared prefer it may go both methods.” PTI SSC SSC AH

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