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Indians fit and ready for final warm-up game against Bangladesh

CARDIFF: The summer right here, in the end, is not turning out to be as dry as one idea. If prerequisites have been overcast in London at The Oval on Saturday, it is been raining frequently in Cardiff. On Sunday, the warm-up fixture between Bangladesh and Pakistan was once abandoned with out a ball being bowled.


Robbed of time and self belief within the middle once they have been skittled out cost effectively by means of New Zealand on a seamer-friendly observe of their first warm-up game, India's batsmen would desperately hope that rain stays away when they play Bangladesh of their 2nd and ultimate apply fit on the Sofia Gardens within the beautiful Welsh capital on Tuesday.

It would be the ultimate audition sooner than they kick off their marketing campaign in opposition to South Africa at Southampton on June five. Team India would be pleased that the met department has predicted a vibrant and beautiful day right here on Tuesday.

India would even be willing to hear some excellent information on the health of middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav and all-rounder Vijay Shankar. In an encouraging sign, Jadhav, coming off a shoulder damage within the IPL, batted within the nets at Cardiff on Monday. He was once observed taking throwdowns from batting coach Sanjay Bangar, while Shankar, who was once hit on the forearm by means of Khaleel Ahmed within the group's first apply consultation in London, additionally didn't look in discomfort as he took guard within the nets right here.

India would do neatly to erase the Oval collapse in opposition to the Kiwi pacers from their minds. For a collection of batsmen who've simply thrived on flat tracks in T20 cricket within the IPL, adjusting to a pitch and venue the place prerequisites help the ball to swing and seam prodigiously, can by no means be a very easy process.

It was once additionally a case of New Zealand hitting their straps straight away, and being almost too excellent with the ball for a warm-up game. "I thought the lengths our bowlers bowled were outstanding for a first blowout," praised Kiwi coach Gary Stead after his group's win. "This was our first game, just one game and we can't judge players on one bad innings, one bad match. As a batting unit we don't have anything to worry about," all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who had salvaged the innings with a 50-ball 54, had said post the six-wicket loss.

"It is always difficult in England. You are coming from India where you play on a flat wicket. We still have time to work on it. There is nothing to worry. We just have to keep playing good cricket. As a unit, we will work harder on our batting skills, everyone has a lot of experience, so nothing to worry," he had analysed.

It's crucial that the highest 3, arguably the best on this planet in ODIs - Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli - spend a while on the wicket, as a result of as soon as they're gone, the batting does look shaky.

Obviously, they would not admire a wicket similar in nature to the only at The Oval, the place batsmen struggled in opposition to the shifting ball. Jadeja additionally expressed hope that India will get well wickets to bat on right through the World Cup.

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