The stand-by coach of the Indian staff, VVS Laxman could be very impressed with India’s squad depth going into the 50-over World Cup subsequent yr. Although the staff didn’t handle to get the win in opposition to South Africa within the first ODI of the three-match sequence, a number of the gamers regarded in nice contact.
Though Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer haven’t cemented their place within the Indian ODI set-up as of now, they’ve proven immense maturity within the format. Laxman feels that the selectors could have a really powerful time in choosing India’s ODI squad for 2023 World Cup.
“We’ve got an excellent bunch of cricketers, they’re all wanting ahead to the sequence, the competitors between them is sweet, we’re spoiled for decisions contemplating the quantity of expertise now we have. It will be troublesome for the selectors to get the best staff going into the 2023 50-over World Cup,” stated the 47-year-old whereas speaking to Star Sports activities, the host broadcaster of the India-South Africa sequence.
“All the children are doing nicely, they know that they will not get too many alternatives as soon as the principle gamers return, however it is a probability to carry out nicely and maintain themselves within the hunt when the strongest aspect is being picked,” Laxman added.
South Africa defeated India by 9 runs in Lucknow
Even after a collapse within the center order, the South African batters held their nerves and put up a complete of 249 within the 40 overs courtesy of Klassen’s 74 and Miller’s 75*.
South Africa had been within the driving seat after the primary innings, whereas India misplaced some key wickets up entrance in the course of the chase. It was Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson who initiated the comeback and after Shreyas was dismissed, Shardul Thakur took cost and performed a superb knock of 33 runs in 31 balls. Nonetheless, ultimately, Sanju Samson’s 86* went in useless as India fail to chase 30 runs within the last over.