Rohit Sharma revealed India’s success mantra in ODI cricket in the 50-over World Cup year. India will host the World Cup in October-November.
- Rohit said that his team did most of the things right
- Rohit said that his side was consistent in last 6 ODIs
- India clean swept ODI series vs Sri Lanka and New Zealand
India clean swept two back-to-back ODI series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand at home. The six matches provided India with an opportunity to prepare for the ICC tournament and figure out its probables for the World Cup. India will also play three ODIs against Australia before the IPL.
“I thought in the last six games we played we did most parts right and that is the key in 50-over games. We were consistent too,” Rohit said in the post-match presentation after winning the 3rd ODI against New Zealand in Indore on Tuesday.
India defeated New Zealand by 90 runs in the third and final ODI to attain the world number one rank in the ODI team rankings. Rohit and Shubman Gill each hit a century before Hardik Pandya’s fifty powered India to 385/9. In reply, New Zealand folded for 295 despite Devon Conway’s 138. For India, Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav shared six wickets, while Yuzvendra Chahal picked up two wickets.
“Without Siraj and Shami, I knew we wanted to give chances to people on the bench. Wanted to get Chahal and Umran in the mix. We wanted to see how they react under pressure. I know we had the runs on the board, but I don’t think any score is safe here. We bowled pretty well, stuck to our plans and held the nerve,” Rohit added.
Rohit will now shift his focus to the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as India are set to host Australia for four Tests next month. The India captain admitted that Australia are a quality side but added that his team is ready for the challenge.