Mohammed Siraj’s bowling masterpiece during India’s thumping win over Sri Lanka on Sunday, which sealed their seventh Asian title, gives captain Rohit Sharma confidence ahead of the World Cup.
In a lopsided final in Colombo, India defeated Sri Lanka by fifty runs in fifteen and two overs thanks to Siraj’s statistics of 6-21.
The 50-over competition was a warm-up for the ODI World Cup, which begins in India on October 5. Indian bowlers, headed by pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and spinner Kuldeep Yadav, stood out.
Within 116 minutes of play, Rohit had secured the championship. “It gives us a lot of confidence to come here and win a tournament like this,” he told reporters.
“We faced challenges in different areas of our game at different points in the tournament, and we overcame those challenges in a variety of bowling conditions and conditions.”
He said, “The team as a whole, not just one or two individuals, may benefit much from the competition. It was their duty to do.
After a rain delay, play resumed with Sri Lanka choosing to bat first. Siraj took full advantage of the surface and the cloudy skies, taking four wickets in an over.
Kuldeep was voted player of the series after taking nine wickets in the event, while Siraj was chosen man of the match for his seven overs of excellent bowling.
“I get a lot of satisfaction when I see bowlers like this bowl like this,” Rohit said.
“I believe captains are quite proud of their quick bowling. Actually, each of the five bowlers has a wide range of skills. You feel secure as a captain when you have all of this.”
India defeated Pakistan 228 runs to win the Super Fours. They then held off Sri Lanka 213 runs to get to the championship match.
This pitch’s nature is both surprising and difficult. Siraj has to be acknowledged since it takes a certain kind of talent to get the ball to travel in such a manner when the field is really dry.”
After Virat Kohli and the returning KL Rahul scored hundreds against Pakistan in the Super Fours, the batsmen performed well for India, and Rohit commended their all-around performance.
Regarding his team’s performance overall, Rohit said, “Guys can stand up under pressure and perform the job for the team and same goes for the bowlers as well.”
“We played excellent fielding in this series. Catch slips up against pacers. We’ll allow you to take days off from the field as long as you return the following day with a strong showing.”
Before going to the World Cup and their initial encounter against the Aussies on October 8, India will play three ODI matches against them at home.