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Bangladesh will likely be a extra sensible journey in the direction of World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan

The upcoming white-ball rubber towards Bangladesh will likely be “a more practical journey” in the direction of subsequent yr’s World Cup in India, stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan stated after his workforce’s sequence defeat to New Zealand right here on Wednesday.

India misplaced the three-match ODI sequence 0-1 after rain washed out the third and remaining recreation.

The customer may have misplaced the sequence by a much bigger margin as chasing 220, New Zealand was cruising at 104 for one in 18 overs, 50 runs forward of the Duckworth-Lewis par rating, when rain interrupted the sport but once more within the white-ball rubber.

“In Bangladesh, all senior players will be back. That will be a more practical journey towards the World Cup,” Dhawan stated after the match.

“All the seniors are going to be back in the side. More Asian wickets is a more practical journey to the World Cup for us.” New Zealand, needing simply 116 runs from as many as 32 overs, needed to be content material with a ‘no result’ as the sport was two overs brief to be technically referred to as full.

Requested in regards to the juniors within the aspect, Dhawan stated, “It is important to pick up the details, like where to pitch the ball and the lengths. We are a young unit, and they must have learnt about bowling in the good-length areas. We were on the shorter side. Also, taking the partnerships deep, especially when it’s overcast.”

Whereas solely two video games produced ends in the six-match white-ball sequence in New Zealand owing to rain, Dhawan hoped that the climate will likely be higher in Bangladesh.

“(It is) important to get the small things right – right lengths for the bowlers, batting close to the body in these conditions for the batters… these are the learnings (from the New Zealand tour).”

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson stood out along with his captaincy and cleverly rotated his bowlers.

“When we have been playing cricket, we have been applying ourselves. Some good stuff in the rained off games too. We knew that 20 overs would constitute a match, but we could see the weather coming, it has been following us,” Williamson stated.

“Daryl (Mitchell, three for 25) has been hanging out for a bowl for ages. Adam Milne (three for 57) felt a niggle but didn’t want to stop. Focus changes to the Test arena. Guys get a break now and that’s important too. Been pretty busy. We will regroup as a Test team after the break.”

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