India, eying on the semi-final spot of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, has stepped into the field to encounter Sri Lanka in their second group match. A win against the islanders will put India into the last four.
Former veteran spin wizard Harbhajan Singh warned India to guard against any sort of complacency after thrashing arch-rival Pakistan by a monumental margin of 124 runs.
In his column for International Cricket Council website, Harbhajan Singh wrote, “India will carry a lot of positives into Thursday’s match. Almost every batsman fired in right earnest during Sunday’s showdown against Pakistan. Even the bowlers had a fruitful outing, but I would like to see some improvement in the bowling department.”
“I must admit that I was a little surprised by India’s underwhelming display in the field. Some of those catches should not have been dropped, but I guess the support staff will put the boys through their paces, and I hope to see an improved performance against Sri Lanka” – the offie wrote.
“The men in blue should also be wary of the complacency factor. On a high after 124 win against Pakistan, Virat Kohli and his side must not let the intensity levels down. India just needs to get the basics right. I expect the top order as well as Kohli and Yuvraj Singh to take off from where they left at Birmingham. I also hope to see Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja make the most of the conditions.” – Harbhajan Singh said in his column.