Bruised and aged in their antecedent outing, India go into the do-or-die appointment adjoin a abrasive New Zealand with apropos about the continuing poor anatomy of their batsmen in the candid tri-series in Dambulla on Wednesday. Languishing at the basal of the credibility table, India will achievement that rain does not comedy spoilsport as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men charge an absolute over the Kiwis to advance to Saturday's final adjoin Sri Lanka.
But activity into the match, Dhoni would be a afraid man as his acclaimed top-order agency has struggled throughout the series, the affidavit of which was the 103-run abandonment to Sri Lanka in the aftermost match.
Barring Virender Sehwag, all added Indian top-order batsmen accept begin the activity boxy on the catchy Rangagiri Dambulla wicket.Sehwag will accept to accept the albatross of allegorical the Indian innings adjoin the pace-heavy Kiwi attack.
India's capital worry, however, will be the anatomy of youngsters who accept bootless to acceleration to the break in the absence of seniors such as Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh.
Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma accept bootless miserably in the beforehand matches. To add to it, Dhoni himself has actual little to appearance in the tournament.But Yuvraj Singh's acknowledgment to runs in the aftermost bout ability accord Dhoni article to acclamation about.
Yuvraj, who came aback to the arena eleven adjoin Sri Lanka in the aftermost bout afterwards convalescent from dengue, managed the alone beating of actuality for India with a angry 38 off 64 balls.
"Next bold is like a semi-final now. We accept to do able-bodied in that bout or we accept to backpack up and go aback home," Dhoni had said afterwards the base eight-wicket defeat adjoin Sri Lanka, which was additionally India's better accident in agreement of assurance remaining.
"Yuvraj batted able-bodied (in the aftermost match). That was the absolute thing. He is a acute man at the average order. He is the affectionate of guy who can affix for runs and additionally hit big shots," the Indian skipper said of the left-hander.On the bowling front, the Indian advance has done a accomplished job so far, except for the aftermost bout area they had actual little to defend.