When the Indian team takes on Sri Lanka in the ‘Super Four’ match of ‘Do or Die’ of the Asia Cup on Tuesday, then it will need the best performance from its bowlers. All eyes will be on former captain Virat Kohli , whose bat went in the match against Pakistan.
Concerns about India’s bowling department
In the absence of injured Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah, India do not have much option to play in the bowling department. India played with five bowling options against Pakistan on Sunday and the decision did not go in favor of the team as Bhuvneshwar Kumar did not have a good day. Hardik Pandya, who played a key role in winning the opening match against Pakistan, proved costly and so did Yuzvendra Chahal, who is not looking in his best form in the tournament.
Virat Kohli’s performance against Pakistan
After the defeat against Pakistan, Virat Kohli had said that he tried to score fast runs in the Super Four match against Pakistan, but due to the continuous fall of wickets, he had to change his strategy. Let us tell you that Kohli scored 60 runs in 44 balls. He started fast but had to slow down later.
Tried to score runs fast: Kohli
Kohli had said after the five-wicket defeat that I tried to score runs at a fast pace. After that our wickets fell and we had to change the strategy because I had to bat till the end. If there were some batsmen, I would have batted at the same pace and hit some more fours and sixes. But I got stuck in those situations that I had to survive till the end. He said that after Deepak Hooda and me it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the rest of the bowlers. We have to play according to the situation. We had already reached the expected result and the run rate in the middle overs also got better.
We have to work hard: Kohli
Virat Kohli had said that we have to work hard on this. We will have to work on it that the fall of wickets in the middle overs does not affect the run-rate. We should have scored 20.25 more runs, which makes a big difference in big matches. Kohli praised Haris Rauf for his brilliant last over but said he was happy with his batting.