ICC World Cup 2019: No Need to Worry About The Australia Series – Yuzvendra Chahal
Indian National Cricket Team have landed in London to play the ICC World Cup 2019 on the back of a series loss against Australia. They went down 3-2 from being 2-0 up in the series which have been a massive blow to them. However, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal feels there is no need to read much into the indifferent series.
Don’t read much into Australia series loss: Chahal
Meanwhile, the Men in Blues have played some good cricket in the last two years and enters the tournament as the second-ranked ODI team after England. In the past two years, the Virat Kohli-led side have defeated the likes of South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand at their home. However, their recent snubbing against the Aussies raised questions about their team combination.
Soon after the defeat, skipper Virat Kohli had said that there is no need to worry about the loss and it won’t have any bearing on their World Cup performances. Yuzvendra Chahal has also echoed the same lines ahead of their warm-up game against New Zealand. The leg-spinner gave due credit to the Australian team for putting up an outstanding effort. Chahal also said they will have to lift their standards when they meet the Aussies next.
“I don’t think we need to worry too much about the Australia series. We have played enough matches against them. Obviously, you can’t win every game that you play. The manner in which Australian batsmen played us, they deserved to win. We should laud their effort and try to do better when we face them next time,” Chahal said.
Meanwhile, the flat wickets in England can be a terrible experience for the bowlers. But Yuzvendra Chahal is looking forward to it. He also said that it doesn’t matter who is playing among him or Kuldeep Yadav. The management will pick the playing XI based on the conditions on offer and who suits the combination best.
“I don’t see anything different in the past six months when either me or Kuldeep played in the XI. I think most of the times when we both played. It’s all about the team combination and what exactly is required in specific conditions,” Chahal concluded.
India will play New Zealand today in their first of the two warm-up matches at the Kennington Oval in London.