We’ll mend our ways: Chand
Townsville, Aug 12: India lost their opening game of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2012 to West Indies by four wickets. Speaking at the post-match media interaction, skipper Unmukt Chand lauded his team’s efforts on a difficult track.
Excerpts from his brief media chat:
On whether 166 was a decent total on the wicket
Our batting didn’t really do well today but credit to them – they tried their best. The wicket was supporting the bowlers and it was seaming. We tried to stay in there but weren’t able to put up a bigger score. But we have a lot of positives to take from this match.
On the adjustments that he made while batting on this wicket considering he’s used to Indian tracks
I was trying to stay there [at the crease] because the wicket was seaming a bit. It usually doesn’t happen but today the cracks were wide open. That’s why the ball was pitching on them and doing the work. I was trying to stay there for as long as I could. All of us were trying to do the same the thing but couldn’t succeed. We will do better in the matches to come.
On whether they were a seamer short although they had a few spin options
The two spinners have done a really good job. They have done really well in the practice matches as well. We are sticking with the spinners because the wicket also cracked but eventually it didn’t play that well. If we had scored around 200 [runs] it would have definitely helped us but all credit to our bowlers and our fielders for restricting them till the 47th over. It is a great job and I guess we have positives to take on to the next match.
On the next game, against Zimbabwe, at the same venue
The next match is the day after tomorrow. We will probably go out there and try to mend our ways. We have a meeting after this and [we will] work it out and go into the next match with a positive [mindset].