Home > News >

Suresh Raina praises Stuart Binny, Mohit Sharma’s performances against Bagladesh

India won the series 2-0 © AFP
India won the series 2-0 © AFP

Mirpur: Jun 19, 2014

India’s captain for the tour Suresh Raina on Thursday said that the impressive performances of young players like Stuart Binny and Mohit Sharma in the ODI series win over Bangladesh augurs well for the ‘Men In Blue’ ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. A second strength India clinched the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh 2-0 after the third and final game of the rubber was abandoned on Friday because of intermittent showers.

Even though India produced yet another shoddy batting display, Raina was satisfied with the overall performance of his team. “I am very happy with the side, especially Stuart Binny, who bowled really well alongside Mohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav. We played good cricket, especially when you know World Cup is coming up, a lot of youngsters showed their character,” Raina said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

Raina also had words of appreciation for young Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed, who made his debut in the series. “When we came here for the Asia Cup and Taskin used to bowl to us in the nets, so really happy to see him do well,” the Indian skipper said.

Man-of-the-series Binny, who achieved the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODIs by breaking Anil Kumble’s 21-year-old record in the low-scoring second match, thanked his skipper Raina for trusting in his abilities. “I must thank my team and Suresh (Raina) for giving me this opportunity, and I took it. Wicket wasn’t too good to bat on, but we came here as a young side and proved ourselves,” said Binny, whose bowling figures of 6 for 4 are the best for India in the history of ODIs, bettering Kumble’s 6 for 12 against West Indies in November 1993 in Kolkata.

“I wanted us to get around 140 on the board so we could compete,” he said about their performance today as India were tottering at 119 for nine in 34.2 overs when the match was called off after it was reduced to 40-over-a-side affair. Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim admitted that it was hard to derive motivation after slumping to one loss after another.

“When the win is not coming it is difficult to motivate others but there are a few positives, and we have a new coaching staff, and we will work together and look to improve. The wicket was helping but you still have to bowl in good areas, so credit goes to our pace bowlers, specially Taskin and Al Amin,” Rahim said.

World T20 League 2014

Sep 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 25, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

World T20 League 2014

Sep 26, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 26, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 27, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 23, 2014  at Raipur

Hobart Hurricanes won by 86 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 22, 2014  at Bengaluru

Chennai Super Kings won by 54 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014  at Hyderabad

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 4 wkts

Photos

Cobras vs Hurricanes Match 6 at Hyderabad

Videos

Daniel Flynn looks ahead to Hobart game

Live Cricket Score Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights CLT20 2014 Match 9: Hurricanes register massive 86-run win

Brendon McCullum’s stunning fielding effort in CSK vs Dolphins CLT20 2014 match

Chennai Super Kings’ top five batting performances

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights CLT20 2014: Northern Knights likely XI

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights, Match 9, CLT20 2014 – Hurricanes’ likely XI

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Cape Cobras Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 Dolphins Hobart Hurricanes Incheon Asian Games India at Asian Games 2014 Northern Knights

Ben Hilfenhaus, Aiden Blizzard star in massive 86-run win for Hobart Hurricanes against Northern Knights in CLT20 2014 Match 9 at Raipur

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights, CLT20 2014 Match 9 at Raipur: Knights lose their sixth wicket

Scott Styris becomes only 2nd player to get T20 double of 4000 runs and 100 wickets during Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights, CLT20 2014 Match 9 at Raipur

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights, CLT20 2014 Match 9 at Raipur: Knights sink further after fourth wicket

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights, CLT20 2014 Match 9 at Raipur: Knights struggling after massive set-backs

Cricket in Canada: Coach Mukesh Narula travels around the vast nation to train players

Australia on the verge of handing out 50 Test caps in a decade!

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights, Match 9, CLT20 2014: Key Clashes

Chennai Super Kings’ top five batting performances

Asian Games 2014: Afghanistan eye cricketing glory after 2010 heartbreak

Fan of the Day

Edward Knowles

Edward Knowles

447 Posts | 1 Fans

Video: Brendon McCullum's amazing fielding in CSK vs Dolphins CLT20 2014 match

Northern Knights vs Hobart Hurricanes: Hurricanes score 178 as Blizzard and Malik dominate the final overs

Asian Games 2014 Schedule Day 5: Indian players in action at 17th Incheon Asian Games

Bigg Boss 8: Sushant Divgikar hopes to sensitise TV viewers to LGBT cause via Salman Khan’s show

इन खाद्द पदार्थों के द्वारा किडनी को स्वस्थ रखें

Here’s why the Bigg Boss 8 Secret Society is a big flop!

Xiaomi offering free micro-SIM card trays to Mi 3 owners

Updated Retina iPad mini and 12.9-inch iPad Pro delayed till 2015: Report

Scared you’ll lose your job? It might be the reason for your frequent asthma attacks

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here