IND vs WI: Open to a lot of things if we need to change, says Rohit Sharma

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IND vs WI: Open to a lot of things if we need to change, says Rohit Sharma
IND vs WI: Open to a lot of things if we need to change, says Rohit Sharma

IND vs WI: Open to a lot of things if we need to change, says Rohit Sharma

IND vs WI: India skipper Rohit Sharma said he has asked his players to challenge themselves and be innovative if the team needs to change.

On Sunday, India beat West Indies by six wickets in the first One-Day International, with spinner Yuzvendra Chahal taking four wickets. The hosts’ charge was led by Rohit, who smashed a fifty.

“In patches, I don’t believe in a perfect game. We want to keep getting better as a team and all in all it was a great effort from everyone. We spoke of what we wanted to achieve and we ticked all the boxes. They [Holder-Allen] created that partnership and we wanted to get them out,” Rohit said after India defeated West Indies.

“I’m open to a lot of things if we need to change. The end goal is we should be able to achieve what the team wants – whether we want to bat or bowl differently. Honestly, I don’t think we need to change a whole lot. All I will ask of the players it to challenge yourself and be innovative,” he added.

Despite not playing for two months, Rohit Sharma scored 60 off 51 balls and felt confident in his game going into the first ODI.

“I’ve been off for a while and didn’t play for two months. I was back home, though, and hitting balls. It’s about finding rhythm as a batter and I was confident going into this game. The pitch had something in it,” said Rohit.

“There was softness early on and in this particular game the toss became important. But, if you keep ticking all the boxes, you can restrict any team and the same goes with the batting. Toss – I honestly want to take it away from the play, but if you win the toss, you take advantage of it,” he added.

India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series with this victory. India bowled out the West Indies for 176 runs and then chased down the goal in 28 overs to win by six wickets.