Fearless but flexible, India’s mantra for New Zealand series


WELLINGTON: India will play intrepid justice in the limited- overs series in New Zealand while remaining tactically flexible, trainer VVS Laxman said on Thursday.

The beaten semi-finalists of the recent T20 World Cup in Australia will disaccord in Wellington on Friday in the first T20 International of the three- match series.

Their fur approach in the World Cup looked conservative, especially seen against eventual winners England’s swashbuckling justice that, numerous believe, is the new way to play the 20- overs format.

“In the T20 format, you’re needed to play with that freedom, with that intrepid station,” Laxman, substituting head trainer Rahul Dravid who has been rested after India’s World Cup crusade, told journalists.

But at the same time, it’s important to assess the condition and situation and play to fulfil the requirements of the platoon.

“I suppose it’s also important to be flexible.”

India have also rested regular captain Rohit Sharma, top- order batter Virat Kohli and nature KL Rahul from the New Zealand stint.

For Laxman, England’s T20 success underscored the significance of havingmulti-dimensional players, especially bowlers who can club.

It’s formerly been proven in T20 justice that more number of bowlers who can club adds depth to the fur and it allows a lot of freedom to the batsmen to go out and express themselves.

“That’s the need of the format and I ’m sure more and more brigades will try to get that into their selection process,” added the former Test stalwart.

New Zealand fur trainer Luke Ronchi said going ballistic from ball one anyhow of conditions wasn’t a sound idea.

Occasionally people suppose you need to go all ordnance blazing every single game, but. in a World Cup, there are used shells, there are new shells, there are different conditions in front of you.

“Not only the Indians, we did it, a lot of brigades actually play what’s in front of them and occasionally it means you actually have to be a bit more conservative in the way you approach games.”

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