After the astounding victories in the first couple of games, Indians were thrashed by Australians in the third and fourth ODI games at Ranchi and Mohali respectively. India has committed a lot of mistakes on the field, which were evident and helped Australians register a record run-chase for them in ODI format of the game. Meanwhile, Sanjay Manjrekar feels the loss won’t make any impact for ICC World Cup 2019.
The former cricketer of India Sanjay Manjrekar is pretty hopeful of India coming good in the upcoming grand event. He highlighted few facts in the loss that India suffered in the fourth ODI game despite scoring a massive total on the board.
MS Dhoni will be keeping wickets – Sanjay Manjrekar
The cricketer-turned analyst quoted that India won’t be completing their fifth bowling quota with Kedar Jadhav or Vijay Shankar. Further, he added that there would be no ”Dew” in England to trouble Kuldeep Yadav or Yuzvendra Chahal. He also highlighted the fact that India will see Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the stumps.
Digging into his tweet, it read ”Not worried about India in the field…For the WC, Shankar and Jadhav will not be their 5th bowler. There won’t be dew to neutralise Indian wrist spin in England & Dhoni will be keeping wickets.”
Not worried about India in the field…For the WC, Shankar and Jadhav will not be their 5th bowler. There won’t be dew to neutralise Indian wrist spin in England & Dhoni will be keeping wickets. #WorldCupCountdown
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) March 10, 2019
As Sanjay Manjrekar said, India would most probably bring Hardik Pandya back in the side or else ask any specialist bowler to finish 10-over quota for the team. Further, Chahal and Kuldeep have enjoyed bowling in England conditions while it is obvious that MS Dhoni will keep wickets for India in the grand event.
On Sunday, the fans came across a few special knocks from the players of either team. First, it was Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma for India while in the second innings, it was Handscomb, Usman Khawaja and Ashton Turner, who did the trick.
All in all, it was a fantastic night for Australia at Mohali during the 4th ODI of the game. They levelled the series 2-2 thus making a way for the deciding ODI at Delhi, which is the home ground of the Indian skipper Virat Kohli. The final ODI will be played on March 13th.