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India vs Australia 2019: Mohali Loss Has Helped Us Identify Areas That Need Improvements, Admits Bharat Arun 

India vs Australia 2019: Mohali Loss Has Helped Us Identify Areas That Need Improvements, Admits Bharat Arun
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Indian National Cricket team bowling coach Bharat Arun has admitted that the Mohali ODI loss to Australia will help them identify areas that need improvements ahead of the ICC World Cup in England and Wales. Meanwhile, the hosts lost two back to back games after winning the first two.

However, the loss in Mohali has raised serious questions over India’s bowling. The attack which has done exceptionally well over the past one year have suddenly come under pressure after they failed to defend 358 runs. The Aussies banked a massive stand between Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb to set the tone for the run chase. Ashton Turner, who came into the side in place of injured Marcus Stoinis, made full use of the opportunity. He smacked a match-winning knock of 84 runs from 43 deliveries to seal the game in India’s favour.

Ajit Agarkar, Yuzvendra Chahal, 6 for 42
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Happy with the bowler’s effort

Indian National Cricket team who made two changes going into the fourth game had no impact on the result. They went for plenty and had no control over the game. However, Bharat Arun has backed his bowlers saying that he is happy with their performances. Arun also noted that he is glad that this kind of mishaps happened which will give them the opportunity to rectify their mistakes ahead of the showpiece event. The bowling coach also credited Turner for playing a blinder and admitted that his side is sure about the combinations.

If you see, the success of our bowlers has been more than 75 percent. These things do happen (last game) and I am happy that it happened now and it shows us areas where we can improve before the World Cup.

Vijay Shankar, Sanjay Manjrekar, ICC World Cup 2019
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You should give credit to the knock Ashton played. Dew played a crucial role — but I am not trying to give excuses. We didn’t bowl as well we had planned for him, but we will come back stronger. More or less, the team is sure of the combinations. Want to try out all combinations so that there is no room for any further improvement going into the tournament,” he explained.

All-rounders have done well

Bharat Arun was full of praises for both Kedar Jadhav and all-rounder Vijay Shankar. While Shankar has only grown in confidence, Kedar has proved that the skipper can trust his abilities. The duo will be crucial in India’s success in the pinnacle event which starts from May 30.

Vijay has gained in confidence, batted brilliantly, be it No.4, 6 or 7. The confidence from batting rubbed onto his bowling. He is touching 130 (kmph) and is looking a lot more confident.

Kedar has also done the job on many occasions. But I have told my bowlers that as long as you don’t let him bowl, you have done a good job,” he concluded..

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