Sundar hopes Nagpur wicket to be same
India’s vital off-spinner Washington Sundar is confident of winning the series and hopes the Nagpur wicket to be same as Rajkot.
After the defeat in the opening T20I, hosts India came back strongly to level the series in Rajkot. Indian captain Rohit Sharma led the side from the front and secured a comfortable 8-wicket victory.
Washington Sundar, who equally played an important role in the second T20I said his side is now confident to win the series in Nagpur.
“We’ve lost one game and it was a close one. Couple of things here and there and that game could have gone our way as well. We won convincingly today and we can expect a similar track and boundaries in Nagpur so definitely we will look to win the next game,” he said.
Sundar picked up one wicket and only conceded 25 runs in his 4 overs. The off-spinner felt the spinners’ role was very important in that game.
“The spinners’ role was important. It was important to take the pace off the ball and in the middle overs we did a very good job and pulled things back. After the first six-seven overs, it looked like they would get close to 170-180.”
The 20-year old also had words of praise for his fellow team-mate Yuzvendra Chahal, who got the crucial wicket of Mushfiqur Rahim.
“Yuzvendra Chahal is someone who can change the [dynamics] of the game. We’ve seen him do that a lot in one-dayers and T20s as well. He comes in the middle overs, takes two-three wickets and changes the game. The way he changes his pace … he knows what the batsman is going to try and do. He knows which batsman is going to hit where. He’s very very clever,” he concluded.