Indian bowlers had a difficult time within the four-day observe fit in opposition to Cricket Australia XI, conceding over 500 runs to the hosts on the Sydney Cricket Flooring. The fit led to a draw with Murali Vijay and KL Rahul impressing with the bat in the second one innings however the bowlers had been made to toil as Harry Nielsen smashed an excellent century for the house workforce. Forward of the primary Check between India and Australia in Adelaide, Cheteshwar Pujara, who hit a half-century within the warm-up recreation, claimed that “conceding 500 runs in a warm-up recreation does not imply the rest”.
Talking at a press convention on Monday, Pujara performed down any considerations referring to Indian bowlers’ efficiency within the warm-up fit in Sydney.
“Conceding 500 runs in a warm-up recreation does not imply the rest … we don’t seem to be very a lot anxious about it,” Pujara advised journalists on Monday.
“Our bowlers know what they’ve to do … they know what line and lengths to bowl in Australia. As a bowling unit we’re very assured,” the Indian middle-order batsman added.
“We utilised all 3 days (in Sydney) correctly. We additionally had some internet observe whilst the sport used to be happening so I don’t believe it used to be a priority in any respect. We were given sufficient observe and we did what we needed.”
Alternatively, former Australia batsman Dean Jones used to be now not too satisfied and mocked Pujara for his tackle observe recreation.
Neatly it does to the Australian boys who scored the ones 500 . Simply announcing. https://t.co/HmJTxcX3FT
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) December 3, 2018
Consistent with a Sydney Morning Bring in document, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and batsman Rohit Sharma had been the one two Indian cricketers to coach within the nets on Monday with the remainder of the squad having a leisure day.
“We were given what we needed within the observe recreation and the instructor and the physio has been tracking the workload,” mentioned Pujara.
“We idea that it used to be perfect to take a smash these days and teach for the following two days and be recent for the Check fit.”