As the Indian contingent is coming after playing Indian Premier League (IPL), Shreyas Iyer has stated that it is difficult for them, especially the bowlers, to adjust themselves for the 50-overs format. His remark for the Indian bowlers who are struggling in the ongoing ODI series against Australia at their home.
India has gone back-to-back wicketless in the powerplays and thus, the openers, Aaron Finch and David Warner have stitched up 100 plus partnership. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, who are wicket-taker with the new ball as well at the death overs, has been hapless in Australian conditions. But notably, both the premier bowlers had an extraordinary IPL 2020, being the leading scorer for their respective franchise.
We will come back really strong: Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer stated that they are working on their process to come fully charged for the third ODI. He is confident they will bounce back stronger in the coming matches.
“We’re working on some routines and processes which haven’t gone well for us in the last few games. And I’m sure it’s just the transition phase from T20 to one-dayers – it’s really difficult, especially for the bowlers coming in and bowling ten overs on the trot.
“And also fielding for 50 overs. So it’s not at all easy from their point of view. There are many more matches coming ahead and I’m sure they’ll come back really strong and with a positive frame of mind,” Shreyas Iyer said.
India lost the three-match ODI series after they were outplayed in the first two ODIs by 66 runs and 51 runs respectively at the Sydney Cricket Ground. They are set to play the last ODI of the series in Canberra.