Trouble for the Indian team? Rahul Dravid met an off-colour star in the T20 WC. Insider reveals details





Indian bowling coach Paras Mhambrey backed 'very experienced' player Ravindra Jadeja to succeed in the Men's T20 World Cup, saying the left-arm spin all-rounder will win matches for the team later in the competition. In the ongoing tournament, Jadeja is yet to pick a wicket with the ball and was dismissed for a golden duck by Mohammed Amir during India's thrilling six-run win over Pakistan in New York on June 9.

With Axar making valuable all-round contributions to India's win against Pakistan and being in fine form Kuldeep Yadav While waiting in the ranks to make the eleven, Jadeja is in a tricky situation in terms of position in the team.

“I think it's a team game, right? There will be 11 guys. You really don't expect them all to be fit. It's going to be played every game that will take place, I personally feel whatever conversations Rahul (Dravid, head coach) and Vicky (Vikram Rathour, batting coach) are having fun, I'm pretty happy with it. strange match, but it's a long tournament.

“For someone like Jadeja, who has so much experience, he just needs a game to ground himself and feel good. We know that with his skills and experience, he's going to go from there. before and you win matches So this confidence we have not only Jadeja, but honestly with someone like (Shivam) Dube and others as well.

“You can have a weird game and people will have conversations saying you're given a game, and you're going to have a bad game. That's fine, but the team will support you and that's what's important in a tournament like this,” Mhambrey said ahead of India’s clash against the United States on Wednesday evening.

While Kuldeep is yet to play a match in the tournament due to the friendly nature of the playing fields in New York, Mhambrey said the left-handed spinner understands that the fact that he is not in the playing XI is due to the balance of the team.

“It will depend on the opponents and the surface. With Axar too, if you look at the IPL, he is playing very well. I think that is an advantage that we have here for us. In terms of performance and pace, in In terms of confidence, it's up there.

“Dropping a seamer and playing a spinner (that happens by) looking at the conditions, but also the other thing that Axar does is it also gives you that depth in terms of batting, which was quite evident during from the last match.

“Because we had to promote someone like him, we had to take a chance. He played a very critical role for the team, he made those runs at that stage, because the ball was difficult in that situation – couture and swing,” he said. .

Asked if India would still be in their eighth position based on batting returns, Mhambrey said: “I don't think so. I think it's (the) surface. It's purely on the opponents , purely on the surface if you feel, maybe on one surface you need an extra bowler.

Mhambrey is also happy with the improved pitches to now play on at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. “The pitches looked a little better now, but in the first 1-2 games there were some strange bounces.

“As a batter, it's difficult to hit your shots when that happens. Of course, it's a challenge, but the bowlers are finally getting help and that's good too. We've seen what happens happened during the IPL, big, big scores, so that kind of evens it out a little bit.”

The bowling coach ended by praising the American left-arm fast bowler Saurabh Netrawalkarwho previously represented India in the 2010 Men's U19 World Cup and also played domestic cricket for Mumbai.

“Extremely happy for him. I remember Saurabh playing a few matches for Mumbai and in training sessions. So before I came, I watched a few Ranji Trophy matches that he played in. It must be a decision difficult, as if it wasn't. It's easy to leave something like that and go to the United States.

“But I'm so happy that he took this step and made it happen. For those around, he gives hope by saying that if things don't really work out here, there are others too options. But it's always an option – if someone like Saurabh can do it, why can't others. So, to give hope to others, it's great?

“I am very happy with the way he did it. I also heard that he worked for Oracle and it was difficult. I don't think he is a pure professional, but he is a cricketer semi-professional who also works We heard stories of the players of the older generation who worked, then trained, played and returned to work. it’s great that he’s managing it and I’m very happy with it,” he said. .

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