Rohit Sharma keeping the faith in Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel | Cricket News

HYDERABAD: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma backed pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel to get in shape ahead of the T20 World Cup.
After a disappointing Asian Cup campaign, the Indian side had cause to celebrate as they won the three-legged series against Australia 2-1 after claiming a six-wicket win in the third game here on Sunday.
However, Bhuvneshwar and Harshal, who returned from injury, leaked streaks in the series, ending with a save rate of 12 plus.

“It’s important that we give him (Bhuvi) that space because when you have a guy like him in the team and the quality he brings, we know he’s had more good days than bad days in the game. over the past few years.”


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“We’ve been working on some plans, and hopefully we can give him more options to play the death. And then he will be as good as before,” Rohit said during the post-game media interaction.
Despite the dismal run, Rohit said Bhuvneshwar was not lacking in confidence.
“I don’t see that he lacks confidence. It’s time for us to show that faith in him and continue to support his skills
“On our end, we’re trying to figure out what are the things that we can do because when you’re bowling in death you can’t be predictable. You have to have options to bowl on both sides of the court and define the terrain accordingly.
“And someone with that experience, it will be easy for them to grasp all that knowledge.”

Harshal, coming off a lengthy injury layoff, also struggled, giving up 99 runs in eight overs across the three games, but Rohit said the death specialist was not judged on this series .
“Harshal is definitely an important player for us. Coming back from an injury is never easy. He missed cricket for almost two months. It’s not easy (to come back) so we didn’t judge him on his performance in those three games because we know his quality.
“He’s done some very tough things for us in the past and also for his franchise. It’s important to keep showing that faith and I’m sure you know he’s also trying to rectify those mistakes and he’s not is not too far from its best.”
Assessing the team’s performance in the series, Rohit said, “We want to tighten up in all departments. I know our striker has been brilliant in the last eight or nine games we’ve played since the Asian Cup.
“But we still want us to be more clinical, more aggressive, you know and play with that aggression. We want to keep doing that.”
While the batting unit performed well, the bowlers struggled, and the play on the side was also substandard.

“Bowling is the main focus. The pitch is one aspect that will never stop. We want to keep improving as a unit of the pitch all the time.”
Suryakumar Yadav played a 69-point special to pave the way for India’s victory alongside Virat Kohli, who also scored a half-century in game three.

“As for Surya, we all know his quality. He can play shots everywhere on the ground. And that’s what makes him special.
“He’s getting better and better. And today was an exceptional round, to come out and play the rounds he’s played.
“There were two of us on the power play and taking the game literally away from the opposition was a fantastic effort and not to forget that. You know, Virat on the other side too. What a crucial partnership (between Surya and Kohli).”

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