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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Flexibility holds key, says Rahul

Elaborating on the England game, Rahul focused on right planning and proper execution of skills
K.L. Rahul bats during the ICC Cricket World Cup match between India and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, on June 27, 2019.
K.L. Rahul bats during the ICC Cricket World Cup match between India and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, on June 27, 2019.
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TT Bureau   |   Calcutta   |   Published 27.06.19, 09:38 PM

Batsmen have to keep adapting and making the necessary adjustments in terms of the conditions on offer, opener KL Rahul emphasised.

With England next up, in Birmingham on Sunday, flexibility will be key for the team especially if the conditions there are overcast and assist seam movement.

“With the kind of batting we have, with the kind of firepower we have at the back end, we know that initially we can take a little bit of time to settle down and the plan is for one of us, who are in the top three or top four, to carry on and make up later.

“So, we have that kind of confidence in our batting unit. We don’t mind taking that extra bit of time. Today, it was a slow wicket (at Old Trafford). If we go to the next game, there might be a bit of seam movement, might be overcast…

“So we need to be flexible. Flat wickets don’t mean we get 360, 370 all the time. We need to be flexible. Flexibility holds the key for us,” Rahul said at the post-match media conference after India’s thumping win against the Windies in Manchester on Thursday.

Elaborating on the England game, Rahul focused on right planning and proper execution of skills, both of which are going to be crucial for India.

“We all want to do and perform as best we can as individuals and as teams. If we play the best cricket and if we play the kind of cricket that we've been playing in the last four or five games, we’ll most probably end up on the winning side.” 



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