Yuvraj Singh, India's middle-over batting lynchpin in two World Cup triumphs, is to retire from global cricket with immediate effect, the 37-year-old said on Monday. With a sluggish pitch and near universal support in the stands, the Oval bore more resemblance to the Wankhede than the Waca - and India were determined not to waste the opportunity.
"When you're bowling to world class players and they get on top of you early, it can be quite hard to come back, and for us not to be able to get wickets through that period as well, through the middle overs, he (Zampa) never had the chance to really bowl at a new batter a hell of a lot", Finch said. Finch gave indications that there could be some change in the coming games, especially against Pakistan in Taunton.
But former Australia captain Waugh, a two-time World Cup victor, is confident his country have enough strength in depth to make the necessary tweaks to get them back on track for a place in the semi-finals of the 10-team event.More news: Jets pluck Eagles exec to be new GM
Aaron Finch´s side were pummelled by India´s batsman and then struggled to launch a serious run-chase, leading some critics to suggest they aren´t up to the task of winning the tournament.
Opener David Warner, a natural big-hitter, took 84 balls for 56 runs. The Aussies pushed the panic button but wickets kept falling at regular intervals.
"Three wins from three is a major confidence boost for New Zealand but the next game against India is simply massive", Vettori wrote in a column for the International Cricket Council.More news: 1 dead after helicopter crashes into New York City building
"I thought we were in a decent position but we lost our wickets at key times. I think they bowled really well early", Finch explained after the 36-run loss that the defending champions endured on Sunday. They also bowled really well, they didn't give us any length or width to work with.
Was Finch surprised by the sight? Their fans are very vocal. The guy is back, trying to play well for his side.More news: Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Covers Nine Movies In One Game