After routing Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in the second T20I at Indore, Indian captain Virat Kohli was full of praise for his bowlers. Indian bowlers managed to stop Sri Lanka at just 142-9 in the allotted quoted of 20 overs on a batting friendly pitch and short ground of Indore.
Especially, the fast bowlers were very effective as they put on a clinical performance. The trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur and Navdeep Saini combined to return the figure of 12-0-73-6 in the match. Skipper Virat Kohli was extremely happy and hailed the bowlers for the bowling effort on a small ground like the Holkar Stadium.
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In the press conference after the match, Indian Skipper said, “Very happy. It was a clinical performance, something we wanted to do as a team. We have gone from strength to strength from the last series.”
Indian captain was overwhelmed by the rise and speed of young pace bowler from Rajasthan, Navdeep Saini. Kohli also mentioned another rising star in the form of Prasidh Krishna, who has been doing wonders in domestics.
“Navdeep has come into the ODI circuit as well, he is gaining more confidence in T20 cricket. You can really see him letting himself go. When he does that, he can clock those speeds which he did. It’s great to see him getting people out with yorkers and bouncers and with pace. Prasidh Krishna is someone who has bowled really well in domestic cricket. It’s a really good sign for the team,” he further added.
While concluding the discussion, Virat also sprung a surprise as he hinted towards a surprise inclusion for the upcoming World T20 in Australia as he said, “You’ll have to figure out who are the people that are very similar in their bowling skills, and you pick the senior one. I think one guy will be a surprise package going to Australia, someone who can bowl with pace and has bounce. This group of bowlers, it is a great luxury to have in all formats. Looking at the big World Cup, we have enough options.”