New Delhi. Team India lost in the third ODI against Australia, but captain Rohit Sharma said that the team management should avoid any confusion regarding the roles of the players before the World Cup 2023. Is not in a state of confusion. Rohit said that we are playing really very well. When we talk about the 15-man World Cup squad, we are clear about what we want and who is the player who will play that role for us. Talking about the third match, Australia scored 352 runs while playing first. In reply, the Indian team could score only 286 runs. In this way the Kangaroo team won by 66 runs. However, India won the series 2-1.
Rohit Sharma said regarding the World Cup that we are not under any illusion. We know very well in which direction we are moving. He said that the team faced challenges well in the last few matches and he does not give much importance to the score of 66 runs in the third ODI against Australia. Rohit said that we performed really well in the last 7-8 matches. We played well in different conditions. We faced challenges on some occasions, but we were successful in handling them well. Unfortunately, the result of the third match was not in our favour, but I am not going to think too much about it.
Maxwell took 4 wickets
On the other hand, Australian captain Pat Cummins expressed happiness over the performance of Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell and called it a good sign for the team before the World Cup. Cummins said that Starc and Maxwell made a great comeback. Both of them had not played much cricket in the last 2 months. Maxwell took 4 wickets and Starc looks in good form. So it is a matter of happiness for me. Mitchell Marsh gave a good start to the team along with David Warner and Cummins indicated that both of them can open the innings in the World Cup also. He said that the way Marsh and Warner started today, they look like a dangerous pair.
All-rounder Glenn Maxwell became the player of the match. He took 4 wickets for 40 runs. This also includes big wickets of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Shubman Gill was chosen Player of the Series. However, he was rested from the third match. Gill scored a half-century in the first match and a century in the second match. He scored a total of 178 runs in 2 matches. Now Team India has to play warm-up matches of the World Cup. The Indian team will face England on 30 September in Guwahati. He has to face Netherlands in the second warm-up match on 3 October. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the team will face Australia in its first main match of the World Cup on 8 October. This match is to be held in Chennai. World Cup matches will be played from 5 October to 19 November.
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