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With Rahul moving up, Shankar tipped to be No. 4


NOTTINGHAM: The climate has affected a number of video games on the ongoing World Cup and has cast a shadow over the India-New Zealand World Cup game, bobbing up right here on Thursday. Does the dangerous climate lead to distraction amongst avid gamers? No, feels India assistant trainer Sanjay Bangar.

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"Generally, when you come to England, you expect these things, you're bound to get a few days where the weather is going to play a role. But from our point of view… we've been lucky that we haven't had a game affected by the weather. So, let's keep our fingers crossed (for Thursday)," Bangar mentioned on Wednesday.

He also felt that for the reason that Indian batsmen were in just right shape, they could come up with the money for to leave out observe once in a while. "It isn't necessary that you come to the nets every day. At times, if you miss practice because of weather or something, that's still fine."


With KL Rahul set to switch Shikhar Dhawan on the height of the order, the debate over the No.4 place has again began. So, who will bat in that slot? "There are various options the team management has going into the next game. Obviously, Vijay Shankar is going to be an option, and there are a couple of others as well."

Rahul played at No.4 within the first fit towards South Africa, whilst Hardik Pandya was promoted up to bat in that place as India regarded to accelerate towards Australia. MS Dhoni could also be an option the staff has.

Bangar mentioned that Rahul may not face much of a problem in opening the batting with Sharma. "The advantages of enjoying in quite a lot of situations is that you understand the game much better. If you're a top-order batsman and batting within the center order, you then get to understand the demanding situations confronted via the middle order. If you glance across the historical past of the game, there have been flexible avid gamers. Like Rahul Dravid who batted at quite a lot of positions and it helped the staff large time.


"It's a mental adjustment, and any participant who is able to do that calls for a large number of ability, however in the long run it'll support his place."

Updating the media on Shikhar Dhawan's injury, Bangar mentioned the staff could be looking at him for round 10 to 12 days. "Then, we're going to get to understand where he stands, and we're going to be in a greater place to take a choice because we don't want to rule out a treasured participant like Shikhar."


India were the last to play their first game within the World Cup - on June 5 towards South Africa - and this gave the staff a distinct benefit. "We spent a large number of time before our first fit, and that was an advantage. What's lucky is that everyone has got to bat and bowl. From a batting standpoint, all of the six batsmen apart from Kedar have had a chance to move and bat within the center, and each and every of them has done really neatly in their roles."



Bangar, a good slow-medium bowler in his enjoying days, denied that the Kookaburra balls were not getting any motion in World Cup matches. "There's all the time something within the wicket that you'll be able to't really see. Okay, it's not swinging that much, however the ball is seaming, as you noticed within the last game (towards Australia). Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the ones past due wickets and the ball seamed slightly a little bit. The prerequisites are all the time challenging right here in England."


The staff management confirmed that Rishabh Pant will be with the staff in Manchester as a standby as a canopy for Dhawan who will continue to be part of the squad. Pant will teach with the staff however may not be part of the dressing room, nor will he travel within the staff bus.


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