Former England captain Michael Vaughan said that looking at the strength of the Indian batting line-up they can perhaps be given the license to be more aggressive upfront
Indian batsmen should go for their shots, says Vaughan. (AP Photo)
- India have got enough talent to go out for it a little bit early and a bit harder: Vaughan
- The batsmen seem to play conservative cricket at the beginning of the innings, Vaughan said
- The dressing room should give them the freedom to go for their shots, he added
In the first two ODIs against Australia in Sydney, India were given a mammoth target of 350-plus runs and although they managed to go past the 300 run-mark in both the games, former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that India played very conservative cricket at the start of their innings.
Vaughan is of the opinion that looking at the strength of the Indian batting line-up they can perhaps be given the license to be a little more aggressive upfront and not necessarily be pushed to play conservative cricket.
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In that approach, he thinks that the Indian dressing room culture is still a little bit ‘old school’ in some sense.
“I just think it’s freedom and culture around dressing room which allows them to do that (play aggressively) and I think, India have the talent in their batsmen and playing with that approach because they’ve got the skill, they’ve got the time, they’ve got the gift.
“I just wonder if in that culture, in the Indian dressing room, I just wonder it’s a little bit old school. I just wonder it’s a little bit back the innings when we play consistently. They’ve got enough talent to go out for it a little bit early and a bit harder,” Michael Vaughan said on Cricbuzz.
India seem to be playing timidly, says Vaughan
He was speaking after India won the 3rd ODI against Australia at the Manuka Oval in Canberra by 13 runs and said that apart from the record 150-run partnership for the 6th wicket between Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya, there was not a great deal more to talk about the Indian batting in the game.
“We saw an incredible partnership between Pandya and Jadeja but beyond that is not great deal but I was just wondering back of the mind that they are playing timidly and is getting them into a situation,” said Vaughan.