We need to look at our bowling: Rohit Sharma

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India captain Rohit Sharma on Tuesday attributed the four-wicket defeat to Australia within the first T20I on their lacklustre bowling efficiency, an space which has been a trigger for concern for the crew with the T20 World Cup quick approaching.

Indian batters Hardik Pandya (71 not out), KL Rahul (55) and Suryakumar Yadav (460 performed sensible innings to assist the hosts post 208/6.

However, an underwhelming bowling show, within the absence of tempo spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, and sloppy fielding that included three dropped catches ensured India’s defeat.

“I don’t suppose we bowled effectively. 200 is an effective rating to defend, and we didn’t take our probabilities within the subject. It was an ideal effort from our batters, however bowlers had been fairly not there,” Rohit mentioned at the presentation ceremony.

“You can’t rating 200 on a regular basis, you need to bat effectively. Hardik (Pandya) batted rather well to get us there. We need to look at our bowling earlier than the following sport.” The skipper felt the sport highlighted the areas which the crew wants to work on heading into the T20 World Cup subsequent month.

“There are issues we need to look at, but it surely was an ideal sport for us to perceive what went flawed.” Australia had been crusing to victory courtesy Cameron Green’s 61-run knock and, regardless of dismissing the opener and taking three extra wickets in fast succession, India couldn’t defend their massive complete.

“We know it is a high-scoring floor. You can’t chill out even in the event you get 200. We took wickets to an extent, however they performed rather well. They performed some extra-ordinary pictures.

“If I used to be in that altering room, I’d count on to chase that complete. You can again your self to get 60 runs within the ultimate 4 overs.

“We weren’t in a position to take their wicket. That was the turning level, if we might have taken a wickets, issues would have been completely different,” Rohit mentioned.

Winning captain Aaron Finch was delighted by the partnerships his aspect was in a position to sew whereas chasing an enormous goal.

“We had some actually good partnerships, there have been some good contests between the bat and ball.

“They got here onerous at us. You count on the run price to decelerate in the event you lose wickets. The batters tried to change the momentum of the sport.

“That’s what we play for, we nonetheless strive to instil all of the processes main into the World Cup,” he added.

Green, who was opening for the primary time, was adjudged Player of the Match for his sensational innings.

“I used to be thrown into the deep finish (opening for the primary time) however having somebody like Finchy as an skilled campaigner, he saved me calm.

“We had the luxurious of seeing the Indians bat and Hardik should be among the finest in what he does.

“It was form of good to watch them bat, and that gave us an idea about how to go about whereas chasing,” Green mentioned.

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