Shiv Sundar Das was not satisffied after his team had a bad performance. Namely, India played desperately against Australia in the first ODI, and Das gave his opinion regarding the match. "We have blocked 10 overs each for each batter," Das said in the presser, as quoted by cricbuzz "We are looking at a good start to start with and, obviously, in the middle overs we are looking at an average of five runs [per over] and at the end we're looking at six runs per over."
"Basically, that is our batting plan. In the nets, we have tried a few things. It's about the individual - how they react to the game, especially at the start of the innings.
Das believes the team needs to have a much better start, as this has not been the case so far.
He also talked to some players, especially Mandhana. to whom he gave some advice, but he is aware that she is a top athlete and that together they will achieve the set goals. "We have Shafali Verma and Smriti, so basically we are looking at a good start.
Obviously, [in the] last few games we didn't have a good start, [but] I am very positive as the batting coach." "They'll put up a good start and once you put up a good start of about 60-70 runs in 10 overs, that momentum you can carry into the middle overs.
You will see the difference tomorrow." "I had a one-to-one chat with her [Mandhana] and in the last two sessions we have worked hard in the nets." "We have addressed a few issues and, as you know, she is a world-class player, and we are backing her ability to get runs for us.
Definitely we will see the difference in tomorrow's game," he added. The team is made up of young players, and it takes patience and faith that this team can achieve great results. "We have been working on a few aspects of the rotation of strike.
Basically, we're focused on their strengths. Now, because it's in [the middle of] the series, we have identified a few areas. It's a work in progress." "Definitely in the future series, they'll definitely come good.
If you see our team, we have a lot of youngsters. Yastika [Bhatia] got an opportunity; she batted well. It's definitely a new challenge for them. All these wickets - they are good batting wickets, and I hope they'll perform well tomorrow."