Deccan Herald – ‘Want to be the best fielding side’

Apart from the ongoing five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, India are scheduled to play a clutch of one-day matches at home with Australia, New Zealand and Lanka set to visit the country over the next few months.

Summary

  • ‘Want to be the best fielding side’Apart from the ongoing five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, India are scheduled to play a clutch of one-day matches at home with Australia, New Zealand and Lanka set to visit the country over the next few months.
  • It’s well known now that the Indian team management has earmarked this period as the time to identify the core of their ODI team ahead of the 2019 World Cup and Virat Kohli felt that the back to back series would help the team develop momentum going into a big event.
  • “Well it’s a great opportunity for us as a team to play limited overs cricket for a while,” Kohli agreed.
  • “It helps someone like Dhoni also because he doesn’t play Test cricket anymore and this long streak of matches will help him to be in touch with the international games and finding some momentum and sticking to it.
  • The Indian skipper revealed that Axar Patel was picked ahead of Kuldeep Yadav as the former offered the team the depth in batting, besides being a good fielder.


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