3rd ODI: Desired level of communication between Indian players and staff is not happening, Madan Lal feels


Former India pacesetter and current Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) member Madan Lal said on Tuesday that the kind of communication required between top-level players and staff is not currently happening in the Indian team. His comment is because there is some confusion about batsman Rohit Sharma’s injury. Rohit had played three games in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after being given a two-week rest due to his hamstring injury and then went to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for rehab instead of flying to Australia with the rest of the Indian players .

Before the start of the ODI series, Indian skipper Virat Kohli had said that waiting for Rohit’s injury is not ideal. However, on the same day, the BCCI issued a release stating that Rohit had not traveled to Australia because he had to care for his sick father.

“Whatever Virat Kohli said at his press conference is absolutely correct, I support him for the same because clarity with the captain is a must as the leader is leading the team. Both the coach and captain need to be aware of what is going on with them. players happens. Only Rohit or his franchise (Mumbai Indians) can answer why he played for the franchise when he was only 70 percent fit. I think communication in the team should be at a good level. The kind of communication that needed is not happening, there must be clarity about what is happening, ”Madan Lal told ANI.

Lal gave his opinion on the number of injuries that have occurred in the last month, saying, “Look, on the one hand you’re talking about bench strength and on the other you’re talking about injuries. If there aren’t two players, don’t think there are any. team, injuries will keep coming if players don’t undergo the proper rehabilitation period. There are other players who can do the work, injuries are an essential part of the game. “

India has already lost the ODI series to Australia, as the team came up short in the first two games of the series. In both ODIs, the Men in Blue conceded more than 370 points. Kohli’s squad lost the first ODI by 66 points, while in the second India lost by 51 points.

“Our bowling didn’t click and if you don’t get early wickets chances are the opposition will get a high score on the board. Due to the wicket conditions in Australia the spinners will also struggle if you don’t get any breakthroughs in the middle. time there were no David Warner and Steve Smith on the team and these two are the world‘s best hitters and when top players come into the squad that changes the scenario. In hitting we did well, but we were chasing a big total. a bit difficult, and if you try to attack, the chances of losing wickets get high, ”said Lal.


“Wicket-to-wicket bowling should be done in my opinion, but at the moment the problem is that Indian bowlers are struggling early on with taking wickets. We are not playing well either and that is not ideal as the bowlers always need the support of their fielders, ”he added.

The last ODI of the three-game series will be played in Canberra on Wednesday.

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