India captain Virat Kohli has revealed why he despatched Suryakumar Yadav forward of him at quantity 3 within the chase in opposition to Namibia on Monday in Dubai, the place India emerged victorious by 9 wickets, chasing down 133 to cap off their marketing campaign with three straight wins.
Suryakumar got here out after the autumn of opener Rohit Sharma’s wicket with 47 runs required off 61 balls. The proper-hander smashed 4 boundaries to attain 25 runs from 19 balls and remained unbeaten until the facet was over the road. Virat Kohli remained padded up and helmet on within the dugout and didn’t get to bat in his final T20I as a captain.
He highlighted that Yadav hadn’t bought a lot recreation time enjoying in his first T20 World Cup and sending him to over himself was to present Yadav “a pleasant reminiscence” to take again from what has been India’s earliest exit – earlier than the knockouts – in an ICC occasion since 2012.
“Surya didn’t get a lot time within the marketing campaign. It’s a T20 World Cup and I believed it could be a pleasant reminiscence of him to take again. As a teenager, you need to take again some good. In order that was the plan,” Virat Kohli stated on the post-match presentation.
Suryakumar had performed two innings earlier than this recreation: he scored 11 runs of 8 balls versus Pakistan and 6* off 2 balls in opposition to Scotland.
We haven’t bought the outcomes right here however we have now performed some actually good cricket: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli felt India have “performed some actually good cricket” within the final three matches the place they registered thumping victories over Afghanistan, Scotland, and Namibia, after two embarrassing losses to Pakistan and New Zealand, whereby the gamers “weren’t courageous sufficient”.
“I do know we haven’t bought the outcomes right here however we have now performed some actually good cricket. The blokes have actually made my work simpler. The way in which we performed the final three video games, it’s a recreation of margins – T20 cricket as of late. Two overs of attacking cricket on the high is what we have been lacking within the first two video games. As I stated, we weren’t courageous sufficient in these video games and within the group we have been in, it was powerful,” he added.
This additionally marks the top of the tenure of head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar.
India host New Zealand for a 3-T20I sequence from November 17 underneath a brand new captain, who’s but to be introduced, and a brand new coach, Rahul Dravid. Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami are prone to be rested for that sequence.
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