Washington Sundar believes India has potential to win the Nidahas Trophy
By Sandy - Mar 15, 2018 9:13 am
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18-years old Indian off-spinner Washington Sundar bowled excellently in the last night. His 3/22 bowling figure in the 4-over spell helped the Indian side to secure a comfortable victory and reached in the final of Nidahas Trophy. Sundar believes that this team has potential to win the Nidahas Trophy.

Washington Sundar

Out of his 16 overs in the ongoing tri-series, Washington Sundar has bowled 11 overs during the powerplay. Despite mostly bowling in the toughest situations, young Sundar currently is the best bowler in this series as he has the most wicket (7 wickets) with the least economy rate (5.87).

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Talking about to bowling in the challenging situation, Sundar said, “It is definitely a challenging thing but that is what you play cricket for. When you get an opportunity to represent your country you need to face those challenges. When you win those challenges you get a lot of satisfaction.

“I have to admit that I am very fortunate I have got this skill. It’s more of reading the batsman’s mind, especially in the power-plays because every six balls, they will be looking to hit you out. So it’s important to read the mind.”

He further added, “I myself being a batsman to an extent I can at least suspect what he is thinking or where he is going to hit me.”

When Sundar was asked about the reason behind his successful bowling in power-play periods, Sundar answered, “I play a lot of league games back home. Couple of years back, we played a tournament. I used to bowl two in the powerplay and two in the death overs which was difficult. These things helped me to get better as a cricketer.”

Making the international debut in last December, Sundar has played 5 T20Is and one ODI. His economy rate in the T20I career is very impressive 5.80.

Washington Sundar

Talking about his impressive economical bowling, Sundar quoted, “It’s a very good feeling when you bowl under 6 every day. It was very important for me and Chahal to bowl well. Our 8 overs were very important. Mine and Chahal’s four overs were very crucial and both us bowled well.”

He further added, “It is not an easy wicket to defend any kind of totals. You saw them (Bangladesh) chasing down 215 odd runs. So we had our plans.”

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While the wrist-spinners are currently dominating the world cricket, Sundar feels that off-spinners are not behind of them. He said, “If you see over the years, off-spinners have always been effective in all formats. It’s an important skill, as good as wrist spin. It’s all about reading the wicket, having good skills, it’s all about improving every day. It’s important to keep working hard no matter what skill you have.”

India has secured their place for the final of 2018 Nidahas Trophy which will be played on this Sunday. Sundar believes that India has the potential to win the trophy. He commented, “If we could play to our potential if we could play to our strength if we could have another good day definitely we will win the tournament.”