After the crushing defeat in the first ODI against Australia, Indian captain Virat Kohli said on Friday that the top three batsmen of the team needed to play big innings. Australia scored 374 for six wickets in 50 overs, in response to which Team India could only manage 308 runs for eight wickets in 50 overs and lost by 66 runs.
Virat said after the match, “We had a lot of time to prepare and I don’t think we can give any excuse for this defeat. It was our first long format match after a long time because we have played T20 cricket recently, but we have played a lot of ODI cricket before that. After 25-26 overs, our gestures disappointed. It is sad to miss a catch in Fielding. We have to bowl some overs from the part time bowler in the team. “
He said, “Unfortunately, Hardik Pandya is not ready to bowl yet, so we have to accept it and work on it.” This is a department in which we need improvement which is very important for the balance of any team. Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell have done better for Australia. ”
The captain said, “We had to take wickets to stop the batsmen and we failed to do so. We had a discussion about the batting department after the innings and everyone agreed that we have to bat positively. This result was seen in the field and everyone tried to improve their ability. We needed a big innings from the top three batsmen. “
Virat said, “Hardik’s innings are an example of that ability. At any moment we did not think that we are not in competition. We were committed to playing positive cricket and we did so. When the team scores a big score, you have to strategize. I probably should have bowled when Finch was on the pitch because I know he would not like to be dismissed on my ball. ”