Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has diagnosed Rohit Sharma as a possible man of the series of the ongoing World Cup after the Indian opener smashed his fourth century of the match. After the jolt they obtained in opposition to England, Indian crew bounced back in fashion to overcome Bangladesh by way of 28 runs and seal their berth within the semi-finals. Rohit Sharma starred with the bat as he smacked his fourth century inside the World Cup and he was given appropriate help through KL Rahul. Bangladesh was lively of their chase of 315, but Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya saved chipping away on the wickets as they fell finally ran out of steam.
Yuvraj, who changed into the person of the collection when India clinched the title returned in 2011, had already predicted that Rohit would be the person of the series last month.
Rohit became most effective the second Indian after Tendulkar to attain 500 runs in an unmarried edition of the World Cup. The ‘Master Blaster’ accomplished this feat twice at some stage in the course of his illustrious profession (673 runs in 2003 and 523 runs in 1996).
“I had a wonderful feeling right on the begin. The pitch was suitable to bat on. Initially wanted to make an effort and then investigate wherein we move from there. That’s how it has been for me at this World Cup. The first sport towards South Africa the situations have been hard, so I had to take my time. Against England as nicely the pitch became two-paced and wasn’t coming onto the bat as commonly I would like to and that they used the slower balls certainly properly. But again batting first there is no strain of the scoreboard,” Rohit said after the match.
This became their third victory within the tournament, and at the same time as they can no longer qualify for the semi-finals, they’ve already upset hosts England and de Silva believes they can claim another scalp towards Virat Kohli’s aspect at Headingley.
Sri Lanka has won simplest one in all their remaining 8 ODIs towards India however they did beat them by way of seven wickets inside the ICC Champions Trophy at The Oval in 2017.
And Saturday’s recreation is a repeat of the 2011 World Cup final in Mumbai which India gained.
The 27-yr-antique de Silva admitted that his aspect has not anything to lose in opposition to India, one of the favorites to raise the trophy at Lord’s on 14 July.
“We have performed properly towards India in different ICC tournaments, and we’ve got simply overwhelmed West Indies so if we can take that self-belief and momentum into the next sport then we can beat India once more,” de Silva said.
“We are trying difficult to win every game, and if we beat India, then we will end fifth.”
He admitted that the choice to deliver Angelo Mathews on to bowl became a surprising one given that the former captain had no longer bowled in an ODI for 18 months.
However, Mathews had Windies century-maker Nicholas Pooran stuck in the back of with his first ball and tilted the enthralling sport back in Sri Lanka’s favor.
“Angelo put his hand up, and he did the job,” de Silva said.