Akash Chopra believes India can cross the 400-run threshold if they bat first against New Zealand in the third one-day international on Tuesday, January 24.
Despite only Shubman Gill crossing the 35-run threshold in the first game of the three-match series, the Men in Blue amassed a staggering 349/8. After bowling out Tom Latham and Co. for just 108 in the second game, they won the series decisively by eight wickets.
Chopra predicted that India could go for a huge score if they could set the target in a video previewing the last ODI, saying: “What can we expect from this match? The Indian team has already exceeded expectations. I will not be surprised if India bat first and score 400 runs. 200-225 runs average here in T20.
Akash Chopra believes that the visitors’ batsmen will want to benefit from the fortunate situation, explaining:
“The opposition is a weak team, the field is very small, and the turf is very flat. All hitters agree that they should increase their records when the opportunity arises because an international match is an international match.
Five ODIs have already been played at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. India batted first and won each of the five matches, including three victories.
“India’s only concern is failure to get lower-order batsmen out”: Akash Chopra
Chopra clarified that India’s inability to get rid of the lower-order batsmen was their only problem:
“There is not much cause for concern. After the first game, we had a good idea of how to get rid of the lower middle order. Earlier, Dasun Shanaka scored a century followed by Michael Bracewell. Therefore, if we have a flaw, it is that we are unable to move the tail.”
Akash Chopra concluded by emphasizing that New Zealand were not a particularly formidable team despite their performance. to stay Ken Williamson And the presence of Tim Southee would have improved the visitors’ ability to compete and he hoped that the final ODI would show a more competitive game.