Application, not techique, missing in young Indian batsmen.posted under: India | All news
|Lalchand Rajput, India A’s coach has spoken and was quoted saying that there is no fault in India A’s batsmen’s technique, which presumable led them to an embarrassing loss in the second unofficial test match against hosts West Indies A, a couple of days back.
“Once they spend more time, the runs will start to come. There is no fault in their technique. Just a matter of application," he was quoted saying by a newspaper.
In the first two unofficial tests against a much less experienced West Indies A, India A have failed to reach 300 runs in four attempts, even though they have some recognizable names in the line-up. After barely winning the first test, the lost the second one badly when they were bowled out for 94, chasing a mere 220 for the win.
A lot of fingers are pointing at top-order batsmen Abhinav Mukund, Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan, who have so far managed 16, 28 and 30 runs in four innings respectively. Their captain Cheteshwar Pujara has been the only saving grace, having scored 214 runs with three half centuries in these two tests.
The coach was quoted saying: “It is very important for the openers to score. They have not clicked so far. We have the best batting line-up possible here and these boys have the ability to do well.
“Rohit (Sharma), Rahane and (Saurabh) Tiwary did fall prey to balls that just kept really low. The two tracks so far have been really challenging for the boys,” he said.
“If these boys have to succeed at the highest level, they have to be ready for such things.”
The series is now level at 1-1 and the final test will be played from June the 16th.