The banter between Indian cricket workforce gamers have grow to be fairly common on social media and Yuzvendra Chahal is somebody that options often in these interactions. The leg-spinner was as soon as once more in the center of a trolling interplay as he posted an image with teammate Shreyas Iyer. “Got your back always,” Chahal wrote in the caption. Rohit Sharma determined to have some enjoyable with his teammates as he responded to the submit saying – “Apna sambal le pehele (watch your back first)”. Chahal, nevertheless, didn’t again down as he got here with a fast retort to the remark. “Missing me coz u not here, so don’t be jealous next pic soon with you,” the Indian spinner wrote.
Having already misplaced the sequence, Team India will now have a look at a comfort win after they face New Zealand in the third and closing ODI on the Bay Oval on Tuesday.
While India have been comprehensively overwhelmed in the primary ODI even after posting 347 in Hamilton, they got here out with an improved efficiency with the ball, solely to be undone due to the highest-order failure in the second ODI in Auckland.
Having nothing to lose, India might thus give a shot to Rishabh Pant, who has warmed the bench all tour so far, in the ultimate encounter. They might additionally deliver in Manish Pandey, who made probably the most of his alternatives in the T20Is, however hasn’t been given a chance in 50-over cricket.
Pandey carried out properly in India’s 5-zero thrashing of the Black Caps in the T20Is and is more likely to change Kedar Jadhav, who was beneath par in the primary two ODIs. Following the defeat final Saturday, skipper Virat Kohli had stated that ODIs will be of the least focus for India this yr, however that doesn’t imply they gained’t come out firing and search to finish the sequence with a win.
Shardul Thakur, in the pre-match presser on Monday, stated that workforce will look to come back out with optimistic intent and go for the win in opposition to in the useless rubber.
“Every match is important. Just because we are 0-2 down, this does not mean that the final match is not important. Every international match holds a key. We are 0-2 down. We can express ourselves and we will play with freedom,” Thakur advised reporters on the eve of the third ODI.
(With IANS inputs)