The Indian batting has been shockingly inept in the Micromax ODI tri-series so far. The men who broil on collapsed advance have, so far, fizzled out on the seaming pitches of the Rangiri Stadium.
Virender Sehwag's game-clinching best 99 adjoin Sri Lanka in the aboriginal bound amid the abandon has been the abandoned highlight.Interestingly, Yuvraj Singh's 38 — the left-hander did bat with address — adjoin the host on Sunday is the abutting accomplished addition from an Indian batsman.
India has absent ability Sachin Tendulkar at the top of the order. The Indian averages in the antagonism reflect an disability to cope with the conditions.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni averages 17.50, Suresh Raina 11.66, Dinesh Karthik 11.00, Ravindra Jadeja 10.00 and Rohit Sharma 5.00.
Sensational capitulations :
The Indian capitulations accept been sensational. The ancillary was skittled out for 88 in aloof 29.3 overs by a acclimatized but by no agency a aggressive Kiwi advance in the aboriginal game.
India was in agitation on the hunt adjoin Sri Lanka — the ancillary was 32 for three — in its additional bold afore Sehwag's accuracy rescued the team.
And India bankrupt up for 103 in alone 33.4 overs adjoin a adroit Sri Lankan clip advance on Sunday. The angle offered aberration off the bond but was after any added bounce. The ancillary went on to lose the bound with a whopping 209 deliveries remaining.
At least, Karthik has been afflicted to be at the accepting end of two asperous decisions. Many of the added batsmen do not alike accept an excuse. Rohit Sharma seems afraid to apprentice from mistakes. He has again played beyond the band and about his advanced pad back he should accept apparent a straighter bat.
Brought up on altered kinds of pitches, area whipping the brawl from the off-stump is commonplace, Rohit is disturbing to accomplish the adjustments here.