“We Can Walk Together…”: Rohit Sharma’s Big Hint On Spin Plan In World Cup
Star batsman Rohit Sharma resumed his captaincy duties as Australia opted to bowl against India in the second ODI at the KS Raja Reddy Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. India made two changes from the team that beat Australia in Friday’s series opener, with Rohit and Akshar Patel coming in for Ishan Kishan and Shardul Thakur. Speaking on the toss, Rohit said that the hosts might lean towards playing three spinners during the upcoming ODI World Cup on home soil.
“We know we are batting first. The pitch looks a bit dry. Were under the covers for a while. We try to take as much as we can and see the rest later. That’s the kind of atmosphere It has to be a conscious one.” For us to try to stay calm and know what to do in the circumstances. The last few ODI series that we have played, we have tried to stay calm. Missed Ishaan, I am back for him. Shardul was missed, Akshar replaced him. Just looking at the pitch, I thought if we win the toss we’ll bowl but there could still be some turn in the evening. Not sure, the pitch is under cover. Three spinners is something we can do in the World Cup, so trying it,” Rohit said at the toss.
Australia also made two changes from earlier, with Alex Carey and Nathan Ellis replacing Glenn Maxwell and Josh Inglis.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami
Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith(c), Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey(w), Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
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