Batters must take extra accountability: Hardik Pandya after India loses 2nd ODI towards West Indies

August 07, 2023 04:14 am | Up to date August 09, 2023 07:14 am IST – Windfall (Guyana)

India captain Hardik Pandya walks off the field after being bowled by West Indies’ Alzarri Joseph during their second T20 cricket match at Providence Stadium in Georgetown, Guyana, on August 6, 2023.

India captain Hardik Pandya walks off the sphere after being bowled by West Indies’ Alzarri Joseph throughout their second T20 cricket match at Windfall Stadium in Georgetown, Guyana, on August 6, 2023.
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Not happy along with his workforce’s show with the willow, India skipper Hardik Pandya on Sunday mentioned batters should take extra accountability going ahead.

India put up one other underwhelming batting show as they might handle solely 152/7 within the second T20I towards the West Indies, which the hosts received by two wickets.

The full was solely a contact higher than the 145/9 they managed within the first sport.

“If I’m being sincere that was not a delightful batting efficiency. The wickets had been falling and the observe was on the slower facet. We may have batted higher. 160 plus or 170 would have been an excellent whole.

“Batters must take extra accountability,” Hardik mentioned on the post-match presentation.

India path the five-match collection 0-2 with the likes of Shubaman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Sanju Samson failing to attain runs.

“With the present mixture we’ve got we should belief our prime seven batters to return good and hope the bowlers win you video games. We now have to search out methods to ensure we’ve got the proper steadiness, however on the similar time, batters must take extra accountability.”

Tilak Varma has checked out ease, taking part in in his debut collection as he scored the majority of the runs for India.

“The way in which he has been batting, that’s one thing we’re taking a look at. A left-hander at No. 4 offers us a right-left mixture all through. The kids are coming with confidence and fearlessness.”

West Indies skipper Rovman Powell was delighted with the win.

“It is an excellent place to be in. Hopefully we are able to hold successful. We at all times knew it was going to return right down to how we batted towards spin. Reveals cricket is a sport of superb uncertainties.”

On shuffling his bowlers all through the innings, he mentioned “I realised that each time batters go on the bowlers, they do not go on the first over. So I attempted to remove that and gave my bowlers one-over spells, particularly quick bowlers as a result of it is rather sizzling.”

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