“We have enough skills to deal with it,” India’s Batting Coach Vikram Rathour on New York pitch

Vikram Rathour

The T20 World Cup 2024 has been a platform for cricketing nations to showcase their prowess. The Indian cricket team, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, have started their campaign with an emphatic win over Ireland. The team’s batting coach, Vikram Rathour, recently expressed confidence in the team’s ability to tackle the challenging pitch conditions at the Nassau County ground in New York.

Vikram Rathour’s Stance on the New York Pitch

The pitch in New York has been a topic of discussion due to its uneven bounce, which is posing significant challenges to the batsmen. However, Rathour believes that the Indian team, with its experience and skills, is well-equipped to handle these conditions.

Rathour acknowledged that the pitch was challenging but emphasized that the team had anticipated this, having played a practice game at the same venue. He stressed the need for adaptability and courage to face the pitch head-on.

“It was a challenging wicket and we were expecting a challenging wicket because we played a practice game here. So, we knew what to expect. So, it is what it is. We need to find a way to deal with it and I think we have enough skills in the team and enough experience in the team to deal with it. We should be fine,” Vikram Rathour said after India’s 8-wicket win.

“We have enough good batters who can manage to bat well on any kind of surface. I think that has been our strength for many, many years. I think we can adapt really well to different conditions, and I think on this surface you really need to adapt well and take it head-on and not worry about it too much,” Rathour added.

Rathour also highlighted the importance of the toss in such conditions. Winning the toss can provide an advantage as the team can choose to bat or bowl based on the pitch conditions. However, he also pointed out that even if the team loses the toss and has to bat first, they need to find ways to deal with the situation.

The Indian team’s batting line-up, according to Rathour, is versatile and capable of performing well on any surface. This adaptability has been a strength of the Indian team for many years.

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