Dhaka: Having taken a big step towards making it to the semi-finals of the World T20 with victories over Pakistan and West the Indies, the Indians decided to take a couple of days off from training.
The Indians’ next match is against Bangladesh on Friday.
“Nice to have a couple of days to relax in between high intensity games. Rest is priority for 2 days,” tweeted Virat Kohli.
Most of the players stayed indoors on Monday. The Indians haven’t had a day off, be it practice sessions or playing matches, since arriving here on March 16.
The Indians have been on a roll having recorded comprehensive seven-wicket victories in their two matches. More importantly, the bowlers have performed much to the satisfaction of captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
One of India’s problem areas has been their bowling, so to keep two quality opponents in Pakistan and West Indies down to 130 and 129, respectively, was something that has given much hope to the side.
India’s only worry now could be their net run-rate after Yuvraj Singh took 19 balls to make 10 on Sunday, thereby thwarting India’s bid for a quicker victory. India’s net run-rate now stands at +0.363, the best in Group 2 so far.
“If we could have increased the net run-rate a bit, it would have been good, but still, we have a couple of games and should try to make the most of them,” Dhoni had said after Sunday’s match.