Published: Sun, January 13, 2019
Sport | By Matt Richards

Rohit Sharma thinks MS Dhoni at No. 4 is 'most ideal'

Rohit Sharma thinks MS Dhoni at No. 4 is 'most ideal'

Australia, whose total was underpinned by half-centuries from Peter Handscomb (73), Usman Khawaja (59) and Shaun Marsh (54), are now toasting just a fourth win in their last 22 completed ODIs.

While he put in a more consistent showing than any of the other previously tried contenders, this run came in conditions different from those in England.

"It does nothing to the spirit that we've been able to create within the changeroom and these are purely individual opinions and something which as I said is in an inappropriate space".

Former Pakistan captain and batting great Mohammad Yousuf reckons that even the current Pakistan team could have beaten Australia in a Test series. That wicket was 300 plus par. "Till then it was just bowlers dominating and hitting their lengths because we lost 3 wickets and we were under pressure to build the partnership so obviously that point we only decided that we have got to take the game forward and once we got the 100-run partnership the mindset changed and we made a decision to kick on and get 6-plus an over".

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"Rohit was outstanding, MS supported well".

"When you lose two wickets in the powerplay, you know what to do". MS got out at that stage.

Kohli expressed his contentment with having the "intelligent" Rayudu at the contentious position of four when West Indies toured India in October, but Rohit thinks a tweak might be needed ahead of the Cricket World Cup. They're pretty good at taking care of us and making sure everything's safe.

'Australia were professional enough not to let us back in.

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Yousuf said he had no doubt that if Pakistan went to Australia now they would also have good chances of winning a Test series for the first time.

"We believe in (Ravindra) Jadeja to play those cameo innings when required but the asking rate was way too much when he came to bat". I think days like these make you aware of things you have to work on as a team'.

Speaking about his and Dhoni's partnership today, Rohit said they were trying to ensure that they stem the rot, build a stand and look at putting pressure on certain bowlers later.

When the Indian squad gets set to depart Australia later this month, you get the feeling Aaron Finch may be there to help pack their bags and see them off. I thought Jason handled his nerves brilliantly. There's always room to improve'.

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The sides now head to Adelaide for Tuesday's second ODI before the series concludes in Melbourne on Friday.

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