Michael Vaughan, the 2005 Ashes-winning skipper wants Team India to go and push a little bit harder in the upcoming series in order to churn out the best results. The Men in Blue lost the ODI series by 2-1 and their players performed significantly poorly in their respective departments except for some names like Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, and Virat Kohli.
India got off the mark in the ODI series but ended up on the losing end. In the series opener, Australia posted an imposing target of 374 runs followed by a target of 390 runs in the 2nd ODI respectively. And, Virat Kohli & Co. failed to chase those targets. They have enough depth in their batting but they have struggled with the consistency of their batsmen. Also, some of them got a good start but couldn’t convert into a big knock.
Michael Vaughan Says Team India Looks A Bit Old School
Michael Vaughan has pointed out the weakness of Team India and wants them to push harder than before in order to reap out significant results. He said that the partnership of 150 runs between Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja in the 3rd ODI was the only thing to watch from Team India. Otherwise, they were on the backfoot in all the contests. He added that it is all about how the dressing room is set up and if the players have the freedom to play aggressively or not.
“We saw an incredible partnership between Pandya and Jadeja but beyond that is not great deal but I was just wondering back of the mind that they are playing timidly and is getting them into a situation. I just think it’s freedom and culture around dressing room which allows them to do that (play aggressively) and I think, India have the talent in their batsmen and playing with that approach because they’ve got the skill, they’ve got the time, they’ve got the gift,” Vaughan told Cricbuzz.
The former England skipper claimed that Team India looks a little bit old school. He feels that it is only in the slog overs when Men in Blue play with an aggressive approach. However, he accepts that they have enough talented players to turn things around in their favor whenever required.
“I just wonder if in that culture, in the Indian dressing room, I just wonder it’s a little bit old school. I just wonder it’s a little bit back in the innings when we play consistently. They’ve got enough talent to go out for it a little bit early and a bit harder,” he added. India vs Australia ODI series is all set to begin from December 4 at Manuka Oval in Canberra.