India in West Indies: We had been assured Mohammad Siraj might save 15 runs in final over, says Yuzvendra Chahal

After an exhilarating three-run win over West Indies within the first ODI, India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal mentioned the group was assured that Mohammad Siraj would be capable of defend 15 runs within the last over.

Yuzvendra Chahal praised Siraj for saving 15 runs within the final over towards West Indies (AP Photograph)


  • Chahal praises Siraj for saving 15 runs in final over towards West Indies
  • Mohamed Siraj restricts Romario Shepherd and Akil Hossain for 11 runs
  • Yuzvendra Chahal says he all the time backs his energy in essential moments

India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal lauded his teammate Mohammad Siraj’s sensible effort with the ball because the younger pacer defended 15 runs within the last over to beat West Indies by three runs.

India posted 308/7 and West Indies’ chase ended on 305/6. The house group wanted 15 runs within the final over however a yorker from medium pacer Mohammad Siraj restricted Romario Shepherd and Akil Hossain to 11 runs.

“We had religion and perception that Siraj might defend 15 runs within the last over as he was bowling his yorker. Even in his final two overs, he had barely missed a yorker or two. There was confidence, but in addition stress. It was due to the way in which they (West Indies) had been batting. When Sanju Samson made that save off the vast ball, it boosted our confidence,” Chahal mentioned within the post-match press convention.

He mentioned, “I knew the ball was getting outdated and you’ll swing it and beat the batsman. I used to be altering my line and bowling vast as a result of the leg-side boundary was quick. I wished them to cowl me. However kill.”

“It gave me a whole lot of confidence. I bowl two overs after 40 overs. My position is obvious to me. I apply accordingly within the nets and focus on my plans with the coaches,” he mentioned.

Chahal mentioned there was no stress on the younger Indian bowling assault on this collection within the absence of seniors like Jasprit Bumrah. “He has performed a whole lot of matches, he has a whole lot of expertise in IPL and first-class cricket. You may’t say this line-up is inexperienced,” he added.

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