IND vs NZ: Rohit Sharma & Co practice in Raipur, Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey HEAPS praises for youngsters: Check Out

IND vs NZ LIVE – IND NZ 2nd ODI – After a win in Hyderabad, Team India reached Raipur on Thursday. Mohammed…

IND vs NZ: Rohit Sharma & Co practice in Raipur, Vice-Captain Hardik Pandya likely to address media: Follow LIVE Updates
IND vs NZ: Rohit Sharma & Co practice in Raipur, Vice-Captain Hardik Pandya likely to address media: Follow LIVE Updates

IND vs NZ LIVE – IND NZ 2nd ODI – After a win in Hyderabad, Team India reached Raipur on Thursday. Mohammed Siraj shared a uber-cool selfie after his stunning performance in Hyderabad. Rohit Sharma and Co play New Zealand in the second ODI at the venue on Saturday. The Men in Blue will travel and recuperate on Thursday, with training scheduled for Friday. Follow India vs NewZealand live updates & IND NZ Raipur ODI with Insidesport. IN

IND vs NZ: Rohit Sharma & Co practice in Raipur, Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey HEAPS praises for youngsters: Check Out

“The way Malik has progressed, it is very heartening to see. Pace does matter and adds a different dimension to the attack. The decision of playing him will depend on the surface and requirement of the team combination,” said Paras Mahambre.

“Umran is very much in the scheme of things as far as the World Cup is concerned. He adds a lot of value to the team. That (batting) is one of the reasons why we picked Shardul Thakur. He adds depth to the batting. We will have to see the surface and decide the combination accordingly. He has performed well for India.”

“The spin is not there and makes batting easy. It is something we can look into. The ICC and other members need to take this forward. It is not my call.”

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IND vs NZ: Rohit Sharma & Co practice in Raipur, Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey HEAPS praises for youngsters: Check Out

“Bumrah is a unique bowler and he is irreplaceable, let’s accept that fact. It is very difficult to replicate his skills. On the order side, it gives an opportunity for others to be tested at this level. We will find out what they bring to the table and how they deal with pressure,” he added.

Speaking about Mohammed Siraj, Mhambrey added, “I have seen him from the India A set up. He did exceedingly well with the red ball. He used to get the ball in but has worked on his seam position to get the ball away. He is a very important member of the team not only for the World Cup but beyond that as well.”

“When you score 350 on a surface like that you expect partnerships from the other side, they lost six quick wickets but you expect in a game like that, there will be a partnership, and they bat till 8. Santner is a handy batter as well. “What is important is that if you win games, you may be tested. We have charted out things we wanted to focus on and implement in this game. We are not looking at too much experimentation but we need to test players that we have shortlisted,” he added.

IND vs NZ: Rohit Sharma & Co practice in Raipur, Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey HEAPS praises for youngsters: Check Out

Rohit Sharma and Co have reached Chattishgarh as the ODI series caravan moves along. Following a nearby win in Hyderabad, the Men in Blue and Kiwis will face off in Raipur. The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium will host an international game for the first time. Previously, the ground has held a total of six IPL games and a couple of Champions League T20 games.

 

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The Men in Blue will rest and recuperate after their journey on Thursday. The team management will hold an optional training session on Friday, ahead of the game on Saturday. The likes of Hardik Pandya and Mohammad Shami have niggles and will want to manage their fitness accordingly.

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Much like Hyderabad, hot and humid conditions will greet the Indian team in Raipur. The pitch is also expected to be on the slower side. There however will be no shortage of runs on offer.  There will be a 29% humidity level, an expected high of 29°C, and a wind speed of 8 km/hr on the match day. There is no chance of precipitation throughout the game.

Rohit Sharma has a couple of tough decisions to make after his side nearly gifted away a rather straightforward win. Ishan Kishan is set to continue at No.4, while Umran Malik is gearing up for a return on Saturday. Shardul Thakur struggled on his return to the team but held his nerve in the final over. With Umran Malik available, Rohit Sharma could bring back the J&K star back into the side. Kuldeep Yadav has been immense since his return and will continue to start over Yuzvendra Chahal.

IND vs NZ: Rohit Sharma & Co practice in Raipur, Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey HEAPS praises for youngsters: Check Out

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