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Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina need big scores, says Ravi Shastri

Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma (right) needs to build on his starts and convert them into significant scores, while Suresh Raina too has to step up, Ravi Shastri wrote in his newspaper column © AFP

Oct 16, 2013

Former India captain Ravi Shastri has said that India need to iron out a few wrinkles in both departments. He mainly said that Rohit Sharma needs to build on his starts and convert them into significant scores, while Suresh Raina too has to step up. India lost the first One-Day International (ODI) against Australia at Pune as the batsmen failed to deliver in a tall run-chase.

Writing in his column for Times of India, Shastri expressed, “Rohit Sharma is at times too fanciful. He is not converting his starts. His shot selection has to tighten especially in a chase.”

About Raina, Shastri wrote, “A 30-40 would not do for Suresh Raina. He needs to step up.”

Shastri also expressed a few concerns over India’s bowling and wrote that Yuvraj Singh should bowl more overs than he did during the first ODI. But, he is optimistic about some other developments. He wrote, “Fortunately Zaheer Khan is ready to return. Jaydev Unadkat has caught the eye. Amit Mishra, the perennial waiting man, is in the wings too. Indians have options to mix and match.”

Shastri also said that one shouldn’t rule out Harbhajan Singh from the limited-overs games.

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