India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday said his bowlers have elevated their level of performance, producing another exquisite bowling exhibition against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the WACA here.
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who was Man-of-the-Match in the World Cup Pool B match against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) here Saturday, said he only aims to put in his best effort in every game without thinking about the results.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be a happy skipper of the Indian cricket team who look solid as an unit and are delivering the goods to their liking. India overcame minnows United Arab Emirates in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015 in a Pool B encounter in Perth on Saturday. The nine-wicket victory sees the Asian giants at the summit of their group.
United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir admitted that the Indian bowling attack led by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completely outplayed his side in the Pool B match of the ICC Cricket World Cup, here on Saturday.
India on Saturday virtually assured themselves of a quarterfinal berth in the cricket World Cup after spanking minnows UAE by nine wickets, recording their third successive win with yet another flawless display, here today.
Question marks have been raised about their ability to trouble batsmen in overseas conditions but spin twins Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have proved their critics wrong with an impressive start to their World Cup campaign, feels team's premier batsman Virat Kohli.
Call it by fate or by design, Mahendra Singh Dhoni probably shares a different kind of bonding with the Melbourne Cricket Ground as it was again evident today, a day before India's second group league encounter against South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Set to begin their cricket World Cup campaign with a high-voltage clash against arch-rivals Pakistan here tomorrow, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said that his players were well equipped to tackle pressure situations as they have "calm nerves" and the experience of playing in big matches.
India's pace battery have looked awry since the four-match Test series against Australia and the bad form has continued in the ODI series too. With the World Cup starting in February, pundits and fans alike have cited India's lack of good quick bowlers would hurt them in the coveted event to be held in Australia and New Zealand.
The Indian bowling might have come under heavy criticism from all quarters after the 2-0 Test series loss, but former Australia cricketer Damien Fleming insists that sticking to the present bunch of bowlers will be beneficial in the longer run.
Coming down heavily on the Indian bowling attack in Australia, former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said that it's time "we look for a fresh set of bowlers" in the Test ranks to ensure better showing in overseas conditions.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin admitted that the visiting bowlers were guilty of leaking too many runs in the final session of play to allow Australia a 348-run second innings lead on the fourth day of the final Test, here today.