“The senior guys are there in the team and there are a few new faces. That’s always a good combination to have, when you have mixture of youth and experience, you always get the result you want. I feel they are a very good team and can play well wherever they play. A few of the guys who are experienced are nurturing the younger guys,” the right-handed opener added. India on the day had sent wicketkeeper-batsman Karthik lower down the order, and amid pressure situation, with Bangladesh bowlers making a comeback in the last part of the 167-run chase.
Congratulations to India on clinching the Nidahas trophy 2018. It confirms the depth they have in their team and also the reason for being the top team in World Cricket.— Roshan Abeysinghe (@RoshanCricket) March 18, 2018
“Any changes that we make in the game it is due to some reasons. You think many times before making such changes. It was because we wanted one of the experienced guys batting at the end. I thought Mustafizur [Rahman] would bowl probably the 18th and the 20th over, and we wanted an experienced guy to handle him. We knew he would come out with his off-cutters and Dinesh probably would have been a better choice at that point, because when I got out there were eight or nine overs left,” Rohit informed. “We asked Vijay [Shankar] at that point to go after the bowlers and make sure that we get to a decent required run-rate. Days like this can happen to anyone. He tried his best and it’s probably the first time he got to bat in the series also. Had we lost the game, you can say it would have looked bad. But that was the idea - to have Dinesh at the back end, because he’s batted in that position in a list of games for his state teams. Even when he was playing for Mumbai Indians with me, I knew his ability with the bat. He’s got some different types of skill shots that would probably be required at that point at the death overs. That was the only reason we held him back. I can proudly say it paid off,” he added.
So the international season is over. Team made real strides. White ball cricket is India’s format. Now, can we replicate it in Eng in Tests?— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) March 18, 2018