Good preparation for Indian batters forward of Australia sequence at house: Vikram Rathour | Cricket News

Good preparation for Indian batters forward of Australia sequence at house: Vikram Rathour | Cricket News
Good preparation for Indian batters forward of Australia sequence at house: Vikram Rathour | Cricket News
NEW DELHI: Batting coach Vikram Rathour reckons the continuing Test sequence in opposition to Bangladesh gives the Indian batters the right preparation for the high-profile Border-Gavaskar Trophy in opposition to Australia at house.
India thrashed Bangladesh by 188 runs within the first Test on a rank turner in Chattogram to steer the two-match sequence 1-0 and the Indian pitches are additionally anticipated to supply assist to spinners.
India’s subsequent task in Test cricket will probably be in opposition to World Test Championships topper Australia. The four-match sequence to start in Nagpur on February 9.
“You count on wickets to show within the sub-continent, and after this we will probably be enjoying an vital sequence in opposition to Australia the place wickets are anticipated to show,” Rathour mentioned on the eve of the second and closing Test right here.
“So it is good follow for us. It will probably be good preparation for Indian batters. We should not discussing something tactically however wanting ahead to enjoying good cricket.”
The Indian batters got here good within the opening Test with younger opener Shubman Gill cracking his maiden century within the longest format and veteran Cheteshwar Pujara scoring a 130-ball 102 not out within the second innings, his nineteenth Test century after nearly 4 years.
Stand-in skipper KL Rahul, nonetheless, discovered the going powerful as he was dismissed for 22 and 23, whereas Virat Kohli was eliminated by left-arm spinner Taijul Islam with a magnificence within the first innings in Chattogram. The former India captain was unbeaten on 19 within the second essay.
Rathour, who had a protracted session with Rahul and Kohli hoped the 2 batters will come good within the second Test.
Asked what was he discussing with Rahul, the batting coach mentioned: “I’m not going to get into these discussions, these discussions maintain occurring, a number of issues he was taking a look at and there is nothing to be involved about. He was simply engaged on one thing.
“We are wanting ahead to each of them scoring runs. Hoping to see huge innings from each of them from this match.”
Kohli has not too long ago ended his lengthy look forward to a world century, first attending to the mark within the T20Is in opposition to Afghanistan after which within the ODIs in opposition to Bangladesh.
Kohli is now due for a Test century which he final scored in opposition to Bangladesh of their first Day/Night Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in 2019.
‘Wicket to supply extra bounce and switch’
Asked concerning the wicket, Rathour mentioned: “We’re anticipating this one to have a bit extra bounce and switch than the earlier one. We look to play in response to the scenario.
“We are fantastic no matter wicket we get. We have completely no points from our aspect. However it performs, we’ve to place up as many runs as we are able to and put up rating if we bat first.”
Rathour mentioned the wicket in Chattogram was powerful.
“We batted nicely undoubtedly, however we bowled very well. It was a tricky floor to get 20 wickets– gradual and low, particularly within the second innings.”
(With PTI Inputs)

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