U-19 World Cup 2016 Final: Skipper Ishan Kishan blames sloppy fielding for India's defeat

While defending 145 runs, poor fielding at crucial junctures of the match cost India dearly.

Last Updated: Feb 14, 2016, 19:16 PM IST
U-19 World Cup 2016 Final: Skipper Ishan Kishan blames sloppy fielding for India's defeat

New Delhi: After losing the final match of ICC U-19 World Cup at the hands of West Indies on Sunday in Dhaka, Indian skipper Ishan Kishan put the blame on sloppy fielding.

First, Indian batsmen looked clueless against the West Indian pace battery, and then, while defending 145 runs, poor fielding at crucial junctures of the match cost India dearly.

"The bowlers were bowling in the right areas. Even our fielding was good to begin with, but then we dropped some of the catches which were very crucial and missed run outs also," said a disappointed Kishan at the post-match presentation ceremony.

However, the skipper feels that this experience will help the players in shaping their international cricket careers.

"Many of the batsmen and bowlers played well, and this will help them after Bangladesh. But I just felt that we should have done better in this game, especially the fielding," said the 17-year-old.

Asked if it was tough to bat first, Kishan said, "It was difficult to bat on early but we are used to these conditions, so I can't have an excuse of having batted first. We lost a few early wickets."