Kolkata, Sept. 21 (IBNS) A captain's knock of 92 by Virat Kohli and a sparkling 55 by Ajinkya Rahane guided India to score a respectable 252 losing all wickets in their innings against Australia at the second one-day global cricket series at Eden Gardens here on Thursday evening.
David Warner has dismissed suggestions Australia's batsmen can't pick India's spinners ahead of Sunday's must-win one-day global.
The biggest positive for India in the series has been a potent bowling attack, led by young wrist spinners - Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.
In five innings facing the 22-year-old, Warner has been out to him four times.
That's the exception rather than the rule, according to the powerful opener.
India will take on Australia in the third ODI in Indore tomorrow.
"It's easy just to sit here and say it needs to stop but when you get out in the middle you need to change what you're doing because it's not working", Smith said. Australians will also heave a sigh of relief as the weather will not trouble them as much.
"The game situation dictates. When you lose wickets in clumps, one gets tentative", Warner said at the pre-match press conference. Do you use your feet? Manish Pandey has the backing of the team management and he is certain to get a longer rope after missing out on in the first two one-dayers. Chasing a modest target of 253 on Thursday, the Aussies had a few thing going for them.
"We have noticed in the last, sort of 12 months, we've had a batting collapse in both formats".
"What are the answers there?" Unlike the things that happened on the ground yesterday, let us assume that the Australians won't raise the issue once again drawing some serious concerns. "It will turn around, and when it does, it will turn around fast and very well". Warner told reporters on Saturday.
He could force Hilton Cartwright out of the side, while Peter Handscomb might also be considered, with a flat wicket and short boundaries at the Holkar Stadium.
Clark has warned Steve Smith's boys saying that such banter usually tends to fire Kohli up.
Meanwhile, if India win on Sunday, it will be the ninth successive win for the men in blue and with that Kohli will equal MS Dhoni's captaincy record of most consecutive ODI victories. While speaking on India TV's hugely popular Cricket Ki Baat show, Sehwag said India will whitewash Australia in the ongoing five-match series.