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You have got to think how you can take 20 wickets: Ravi Shastri

You have got to think how you can take 20 wickets: Ravi Shastri

India Blooms News Service | 11 Aug 2015, 10:31 pm
Colombo, Aug 11 (IBNS): Indian cricket team director Ravi Shastri has said that the team should think about taking 20 wickets and move towards winning matches.

"You don't come to a cricket ground to draw a cricket match so you play a brand of cricket where you look to take the game forward and you look to take 20 wickets, that is paramount. You have got to think how you can take 20 wickets to take the game forward and win the game," Shastri was quoted as saying by bcci.tv.

He backed five-bowler theory and said: "Five bowlers is the first option at all times unless you get a pitch where you know four bowlers are enough, where you know it will turn from Day One or where it is going to seam and hoop all over the place from Day One. Then you might not need five bowlers."

Speaking on wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha, Shastri said: "Saha is a very good player and he might have got out cheaply but he has got the temperament to score runs. He batted really well in Sydney to save that Test match in the second innings. When he got the opportunity he looked good at the crease. It’s converting that start into one big score and giving himself the self-belief that he can perform." 

The first Test between India and Sri Lanka will commence from Wednesday.  

You have got to think how you can take 20 wickets: Ravi Shastri

India Blooms News Service
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