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ICC World Twenty20: Endeavour is to give most guys a run before mega event, says Ravi Shastri

He also felt India would have scored at least 140 on the Pune wicket.

ICC World Twenty20: Endeavour is to give most guys a run before mega event, says Ravi Shastri

New Delhi: Indian team director Ravi Shastri stated on Thursday that it would be the ideal scenario to give most of the guys a run who are part of the World Cup squad.

India play Sri Lanka in the second T20I on Friday and are trailing the three-match series 1-0.

"Ideal scenario would be to give most of the guys who are part of the World Cup squad a run. That will be the endeavour but you will have to see what the conditions are, what the state of the series is and accordingly decide," Shastri said.

India were surprised by an inexperienced Sri Lankan side on a green wicket in the first match at Pune, and therefore succumbed to a loss.

India criticised the Pune pitch after the loss with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni comparing it to bearing similarities of an English wicket.

Shastri said the Indian team will not be scared of saying what they feel.

"If the pitch is good we say it's good. If the pitch does a lot we will say, it does a lot. Why should we be scared of saying what we feel? It's very clear that it did a little too much but we should have adapted well,” said Shastri.

He also felt India would have scored at least 140 on the Pune wicket.

"No excuses for losing the match but we should have scored 140, it would have been a good competitive score on that surface."

Shastri also went on to add that it was not easy to get used to the conditions straight after the tour of Australia.

"The cricket we played in Australia and then we came straight here and there were only 4-5 days gap. The pitch in the first T20 was different from what we get in the sub- continent.”

"There was a little bit for the bowlers, it turned, it seamed, there was bounce, it was two-paced. So it wasn't easy because when you come with the flow of Australia, you could see, the batsmen faltered. But no excuses and as I said instead of 180, 160, 140 might have been just good enough."

(With PTI Inputs)

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