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Shardul Thakur Talks New Zealand Terrain, Ross Taylor and the Indian U19 World Cup Team

Indian bowler Shardul Thakur has given some impressive glimpses of himself on the current tour New Zealand. While his heroics were crucial for India To win the five-match T20 series 5-0, the Kiwis dominated the Indian bowlers in the ODIs.

One batsman who has particularly troubled the Indian bowling unit is Ross Taylor. Subsequently, Team India failed to get his wicket in the two ODIs he played so far and as a result, he played crucial knocks in both the games to help his team win.

In the ODI series, Taylor has scored a total of 182 runs and Thakur has recognized the threat that the veteran batsman possesses.

Essential to get Ross Taylor’s wicket early in the game: Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur. Photo credit: Getty Images

Ahead of India’s third match against New Zealand, Thakur revealed that the Indian team will try to release Taylor early as it will be very difficult to play against him once he gets going.

“Ross hits really well. Once he’s in, he can play like god on the leg side. In the last two ODIs, there were chances that we dismissed him but we didn’t capitalize on our chances. It’s important to send him back early in the inning. The opening partnership was crucial for them. They got off to a good start and it was worth it for them,” said Thakur.

He also admitted that it was a bit difficult to play cricket in New Zealand because of the ground dimensions there.

“The dimensions are completely different here. It is important to understand them when coming to New Zealand. Each pitch has a shorter boundary on one side and bowling schedules change accordingly. It is difficult to play cricket here because of the dimensions of the ground,” the 28-year-old added.

Thakur praises Yashasvi Jaiswal’s performance at U19 World Cup:

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Yashasvi Jaiswal (Credits – Midday)

He also spoke about the Indian Under-19 World Cup team that lost to Bangladesh in the final. Thakur spoke highly of it Yashasvi Jaiswalwho scored 400 runs in the tournament and finished as the top run-scorer of the mega event.

“It was disappointing that India couldn’t win the U-19 title. Our team showed a great performance throughout the tournament. Yashasvi played domestic cricket with me this year. He has been in remarkable form throughout his career. I think he is on the right track,” said the right-wing pacer.

India will play the final match of the ODI series in New Zealand on Tuesday at the Bay Oval. They will then play a two-match Test series in Wellington from February 21.

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