Shikhar Dhawan defined the explanation why India misplaced the primary ODI in opposition to South Africa in Paarl. Valiant fifties from him (79) Virat Kohli (51) and Shardul Thakur (50*) weren’t sufficient to assist India chase down 297 to win as they fell brief by 31 runs. India ended on 265/8 of their 50 overs to lose the primary ODI by an enormous margin.
Addressing the post-match press convention, the southpaw revealed that shedding wickets usually denied India from successful the sport in Paarl.
“We advise the younger guys to play in response to the scenario and one should maintain the workforce forward. Partnerships are vital and I’m certain the blokes will continue learning with expertise” mentioned Dhawan within the post-match presser.
“If you find yourself chasing 300 and you might be coming in, you can’t go after the ball, its not that straightforward. Once we misplaced wickets in a cluster, it impacted us within the recreation. I simply thought taking part in to the benefit of the ball. It was not a typical South African wicket. Once I received the movement, I appeared to hold on” added the southpaw.
Dhawan additionally revealed the explanation why Venkatesh Iyer didn’t bowl within the first ODI. Venkatesh made his ODI debut on this recreation and scored simply two off seven balls coming into bat at quantity six.
We Didn’t Want Him As a result of Spinners Did Nicely And There Was Flip On The Wicket: Shikhar Dhawan On Venkatesh Iyer Not Bowling
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan defined in the course of the post-match press convention why all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer didn’t bowl a single supply within the first ODI regardless of being backed by captain KL Rahul because the sixth bowling choice.
“We didn’t want him as a result of the spinners did effectively and there was some flip within the wicket. Quick bowlers had been principally used on the finish. Within the middle-overs when the wicket was not falling, our pondering was to carry again the primary bowlers to get the breakthrough however we couldn’t do this. Then, in the long run, it was vital to carry our principal bowlers, like our spinners” mentioned Dhawan on Iyer.
Each groups face off one another within the second ODI on January 21 with only a day’s turnaround. India must win the second recreation to remain alive within the sequence.