T20 World Cup: Huge challenge to adjust to length, shot making at Adelaide Oval, says Rohit Sharma
India skipper Rohit Sharma noted that the change in dimensions ahead of the semifinals required a shift in mindset for batters as well as bowlers at Adelaide Oval, while believing the advantage of having played here earlier would help them on Thursday.
T20 World Cup: Suryakumar has shown great maturity, sky's the limit for him, says Rohit Sharma
With his 360-degree game and adeptness at playing the cut, pick-up off wrists, pull, lofted as well as along-the-ground drives, conventional as well as reverse sweeps and scoops, Suryakumar's huge repertoire of shots have made bowling attacks scratch their head on how to stop this unstoppable force of batsmanship.
T20 World Cup: Important to not get ahead of ourselves, says Rohit ahead of semifinal against England
India entered the semifinals as the toppers from Group 2 in Super 12s and will be meeting England in a knockout match of the T20 World Cups for the first time at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. "It's important to not get ahead of ourselves and we do understand as well that we have to play good cricket to win that game, which we have done in this tournament.
Rohit Sharma suffers forearm injury, seen moving around with an icepack: Report
A report in crictracker.com said on Tuesday that an ice pack was strapped to the charismatic opener's right arm. The report said Sharma then left the training arena to watch the proceedings from the sidelines before returning for practice. The 35-year-old still seemed to be in "deep discomfort", said the report. "Rohit Sharma was facing the Indian team's throw-down expert S. Raghu at the Adelaide Oval as a part of the regular practice drills.
T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma a good puller of the ball, but it has got him into trouble, reckons Sunil Gavaskar
But in the ongoing T20 World Cup, where fast bowlers have called the shots from the word go, Rohit hasn't been able to get the big starts for India in the power-play. Though they have now qualified for the semifinals, Rohit's form will be a cause of worry, making 89 runs in just five matches at an average of 17.
Rohit Sharma's handling of Arshdeep Singh was a key point in win over Bangladesh
Bangladesh needed 20 to win in the last six balls and Arshdeep ensured that India won by five runs by the DLS method in the rain-hit encounter at the Adelaide Oval. The Punjab youngster has certainly earned his captain's trust after his consistent display in the early part of the tournament.
T20 World Cup: India is the favourite team; winning against them will be called an upset, says Shakib
After being blown away by pace and bounce from South Africa's pacers in a five-wicket loss at Perth, India are seeking to get back to winning ways in the tournament when they will be up against Bangladesh in a crucial Group 2 match at a scenic Adelaide oval on Wednesday.
T20 World Cup: India fell a little short with the bat, admits captain Rohit Sharma
Suryakumar Yadav stood up to make a counter-attacking 68 off 40 balls and shared a stand of 52 for the sixth wicket with Dinesh Karthik, who contributed with only six runs in the partnership, as India made a decent 133/9 in 20 overs, which South Africa chased down with two balls to spare.
T20 World Cup: Rohit and my understanding and vision for the game is similar, says Virat Kohli
"It's a great space to be while batting out there in the middle with SKY. He has a lot of fun in the middle because of his skills and ability. He just asks how the ball is coming from the wicket and then, within 2-3 balls, he gauges the wicket and then gets going." "During our partnerships, he says that he will take his chances and just wants me to be there with him. So, I play a different role when I'm out there with him.
T20 World Cup important, but Bumrah's career more important: Rohit Sharma
"So, we can't take such a risk. All the specialists we spoke to were of the same opinion. There is a lot of cricket ahead of him, he will play a lot more and help India win matches. There is no doubt that he will be missed," said Rohit during the captains' day event in Melbourne.