India vs Bangladesh: Bowling hurting us a lot, says India skipper Rohit Sharma | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Skipper Rohit Sharma was visibly disappointed with the way Indian bowlers have played so far in the series against Bangladesh, saying ineffective bowling in the middle and back is what hurts the most the Indian team.
India lost by five points in the second ODI on Wednesday to concede the three-game series 0-2.

“When you lose a match there are positives and negatives. From being 69/6 to getting them to 270 wasn’t a great effort from our bowlers. We started well but the intermediates and the rear are what is hurting us a lot”, a disappointed Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
“It also happened in the last game. It’s something we have to work on,” he added.
“In one-day cricket it’s all about partnerships and when you get them you have to make sure they’re converted into winning partnerships. They did that,” Rohit said while speaking. of the stick of Team India.
“If you get those 70-point stands, you have to convert them into 110-120-point partnerships for the team to win games, because it’s not easy for the new hitter. You have to be braver in the middle” , he added. .
Invited to the bowling alley, India had Bangladesh on the mat at 69 for six before last game hero Miraz (100 from 83 balls) stitched together an epic partnership of 148 runs from 165 balls with Mahmudullah (77 from 96) to bring the hosts to a fighting total. .
“To take nothing away from Mehidy and Mahmudullah, it was a great partnership, but we also have to find ways to break those partnerships,” Rohit said.
The skipper also informed that there are some injury concerns for India ahead of the third ODI on Saturday.
“There are few injury issues, we have to get to the bottom of it. We have to try to monitor them because it’s important to understand that.
“When they come to play for India, they have to be over 100%. We have to watch their workload because we can’t have guys coming to play for the country half fit,” Rohit said.
(With PTI entries)


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