Although India defeated Australia in the recently played ODI series but, the Indian skipper MS Dhoni is not happy with the death-overs performance of his bowlers in the series.
Apart from Mohammad Shami, no other Indian bowler looked comfortable bowling in the last few overs. They all bowled wrong lengths throughout the series and were taken apart by the Aussies.
Talking to the reporters after his team’s victory in the 7th ODI at Bengaluru, Dhoni said, “Death bowling is something which is a concern for us. We will have to make improvements in that department.”
When asked about Rohit Sharma who became only the third player in the history of the game to get past the score of 200 in an ODI game, Dhoni said, “He batted beautifully. We had lost a few wickets in the middle overs and things had become a bit tough for us.”
“We were not thinking about getting past 380 or something like that. We wanted to take the score to 300 first and then try and explode. But, Rohit played so well that we ended up getting more than what we were looking for.”
In the series, the Indian team got past the score of 300 four times out of which three were 350 plus scores. These stats are enough to suggest how brutally the Indian batsmen played.
When asked about the overall batting performance of his team in the series, Dhoni said, “The top order did really well for us. I would have liked to see the middle order players making some runs as well, but, overall, our batting performance was good throughout the series.”
Now, India will play a 2-match test series against West Indies. The first game of that series will start from Wednesday in Kolkata.