Jadeja, who made his Team India return on Thursday, was despatched into bat at quantity 4. The left-handed batter scored three runs from 4 balls.
“Very happy with Jadeja’s return. We want more from him that is why we asked him to bat higher. You will see that happening more and more in the games that he plays for India. I want him to bat up the order more,” stated Rohit Sharma at the publish-match presentation.
“He is a very improved batter, so we will try and see if we can promote him going forward. We are very clear with what we want to achieve with him in white ball cricket,” he added.
Ishan Kishan had smashed a blazing fifty to assist India attain 199 in the 20 overs. Rohit stated Ishan has the means and it was pleasing to watch the batter from the different finish.
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“I know Ishan for a long time now. I know the mindset he has. I know the ability he has as well. It was just about getting the kind of game that he had today. It was so pleasing to watch from the other end,” stated Rohit.
“The way he constructed the innings was so good, that is usually a challenge for him. We were talking in the middle about finding gaps,” he added.
With a 62-run win over Sri Lanka, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I sequence. Both groups will now lock horns in the second T20I on Saturday.
Speaking about his efficiency and group’s fielding, Rohit stated,” I love playing on big grounds, because that is when you will be tested as a batter. Here you got to use a bit of batsmanship as well. In Kolkata, you just needed to time the ball.”
“It’s consistently happening. We are dropping easy catches. Our fielding coach has some work to do. Come Australia, we want to be a great fielding side,” he added.