India’s captain expressed his shock on the decisions for the awards, which went to Sam Curran and Jonny Bairstow respectively
India’s seven-run win within the third ODI towards England gained them the collection 2-1 and accomplished a sweep throughout codecs.
India had put up 329 and had England on the ropes at 257 for 8, however a career-best 83-ball 95* by Sam Curran saved England within the sport until the tip of the ultimate over. Curran had additionally obtained the wicket of a free-flowing Rishabh Pant to finish India’s finest partnership of their innings. In a comparatively uncommon prevalence, gamers from the dropping aspect had been awarded the Participant-of-the-Match and Participant-of-the-Collection awards, Curran successful the previous and Jonny Bairstow the latter for topping the run-charts within the collection with scores of 94, 124 and 1.
India captain Virat Kohli expressed his shock on the decisions for the awards, holding that Shardul Thakur and Bhuvneshwar Kumar had been higher candidates for each.
“I’m fairly shocked that he (Thakur) wasn’t the Man of the Match in the present day, to be trustworthy,” Kohli informed Star Sports activities on the post-match presentation ceremony. Thakur had figures of 4 for 67 and had earlier scored 30 off 21.
“4 wickets for 65 in ten overs and scoring 30 off 20 balls…And Bhuvi, once more, an enormous contender for Man of the Collection as properly. Selecting up six wickets at an financial system of beneath six on these type of wickets? For me, it is a no-brainer and I believe these two guys had been the distinction throughout these center overs and with the brand new ball as properly. I believe they had been excellent and a whole lot of credit score goes to them for the collection win.”
Bhuvneshwar continued his fantastic type on his comeback to worldwide cricket, following on from a stellar present within the T20Is to finish the ODI collection with six wickets in three video games, at an financial system charge of 4.65 – the perfect by a distance for any bowler in a collection the place the full of 300 was topped 5 occasions in six innings, and solely a freak England collapse prevented it from being six out of six.
Thakur ended up as the best wicket-taker in each limited-overs collection, taking eight wickets within the T20Is and 7 within the ODIs, using his slower ball variations to good impact all through.
Enjoying in bubbles for thus lengthy going to be very, very troublesome
Kohli additionally reiterated that transferring from bubble to bubble for prolonged durations of time was not a sustainable mannequin for cricketers, saying the schedule must be checked out.
The Indian gamers will transfer to their respective IPL group bubbles for the event that begins on April 9, making it almost 4 continuous bubbles for the reason that begin of final 12 months’s IPL in September.
“As I mentioned, a few days in the past as properly, scheduling is one thing that must be checked out sooner or later,” Kohli mentioned. “As a result of enjoying in bubbles for thus lengthy, two-three months, goes to be very, very troublesome going ahead. You’ll be able to’t anticipate everybody to be on the identical stage of psychological power. Generally you do get cooked, and also you do really feel like a little bit of change. I am certain that issues will probably be mentioned and issues will change sooner or later as properly. However a distinct event, so it brings in recent challenges now heading into the IPL. “
Saurabh Somani is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo