Mohit Sharma says new ODI rule will be positive for bowlers
Ajinkya Rahane lead Indian cricket team will leave for Zimbabwe on Tuesday morning to play three ODIs and two t20. The visitor will face the hosts in the first ODI on July 10.
After the Bangladesh series selectors rested key players including MS Dhoni, Virat Kohili. As a result BCCI selectors made Ajinkya Rahane stand-in captain for the short Zimbabwe tour.
Recently ICC made key chances in ODI cricket include; the teams don’t need to put compulsory catchers during the fielding restrictions overs between 1-10. Moreover, batting Powerplay has been removed, while five fielders are allowed outside the circle in overs between 41-50.
Indian seamer Mohit welcomed ICC new rules.
“For us the new rules that have come up will be a positive factor. We can keep five fielders outside the circle. Overall it will plus for us as we will go for less runs compared to the past,” Mohit said here.
Speaking on the advice he got from Dhoni, he said, “I have learnt a lot from Mahi bhai, more on how to control oneself in pressure situations. He remains so cool on the field, I have learnt that from him. I also now know how to handle tough situations and face them properly.”
The fast bowler made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe and he is aware of the wickets that the hosts Zimbabwe are going to offer.
“This will be my second tour to Zimbabwe. I toured Zimbabwe in my debut series. I know the wicket how it will come out. I don’t want to think too much into the tour, just keep things simple and keep on bowling on the right line and length and be positive,” the 26-year-old Haryana bowler said.
“There will be good bounce and swing on the wicket which will favour the fast bowlers. I will be positive and will aim to deliver well for the team,” Mohit said.
Quotes credits: IANS
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