Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma says he is extremely satisfied with his team’s World Cup preparation and is not concerned about the 66-run defeat to Australia in the third ODI. The Indian skipper also said that he and the team management are extremely clear about the squad of 15 that will be on World Cup duty.
“The last 7-8 ODIs we’ve played really well in different conditions. We were challenged at different times and we took that challenge really well. Unfortunately, not the result we wanted today but I’m not going to look too much into this game. We’ve been playing really well,” Rohit Sharma said at the post-match presentation.
“When we talk about the 15-man squad we are very clear on what we want and the guys who will do the job for us. We’re not confused. We know exactly where we are heading,” he said.
Rohit Sharma was also satisfied with his own form, having scored a number of half-centuries in recent games.
“I’m pretty happy (with my own form). Of course, I’d like to go all the way but as long as I’m hitting like that I’m happy,” he said.
The only concern for the Indian team is the fitness of Axar Patel, who suffered a quadriceps tear in the third ODI. However, Rohit was confident that the team has enough depth to cover for his absence.
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When we talk about the 15-man squad we are very clear on what we want and the guys who will do the job for us. We’re not confused. We know exactly where we are heading.” he said.
India will now play a couple of warm-up games before meeting Australia again in 10 days’ time for the tournament-opener in Chennai on October 8.