"We have not nailed the batting line-up yet": Rohit Sharma

Riding on swashbuckling Rishabh Pant's flowing half-century and fast bowlers's pace assault India made an early statement in the T20 World Cup with a 60-run victory in a warm-up match against Bangladesh at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.


ANI | Updated: 02-06-2024 11:12 IST | Created: 02-06-2024 11:12 IST
"We have not nailed the batting line-up yet": Rohit Sharma
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Following his side's win over Bangladesh in their ICC T20 World Cup warm-up match against Bangladesh, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma said that the Men in Blue have not decided on the batting line-up yet. Riding on swashbuckling Rishabh Pant's flowing half-century and fast bowlers's pace assault India made an early statement in the T20 World Cup with a 60-run victory in a warm-up match against Bangladesh at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

"Quite happy with how things went, got what we wanted with the game. Important to get used to the conditions. New venue, new ground and drop-in pitch. (On Rishabh Pant batting at 3) Just to give him an opportunity. We have not nailed the batting line-up yet, we wanted most guys to get a hit in the middle. (On Arshdeep Singh ) He has shown us he has the skills upfront and also the backend, he has a very good skill set. We have got a good 15 players here, just need to nail down the conditions and pick the best players," said Rohit in the post-match presentation. Electing to bat first after winning the toss, explosive knocks from Rishabh Pant (53 in 32 balls, with four boundaries and four sixes) and Hardik Pandya (40* in 23 balls, with two fours and four sixes) took India to 182/5 in their 20 overs.

Mehndi Hassan (1/22) was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh. In the run-chase of 183, Bangladesh never looked a threat and lost wickets regularly. Despite runs from Mahmadullah (40* in 28 balls, with four boundaries and a six) and Shakib al Hasan (28 in 34 balls, with two fours), India restricted them to 122/9 in their 20 overs.

Arshdeep Singh (2/12) and Shivam Dube (2/13) were the picks of the bowlers for India. Jasprit Bumrah, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya got a wicket each. (ANI)

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