We'll play different cricket during ODIs: Suresh Raina
Unfazed by the Test debacle as he was not a part of the Indian team, Suresh Raina today said his side will play some "different cricket" to give a better account of itself in the shorter formats starting with a Twenty20 match against Australia on Wednesday.india Updated: Jan 30, 2012 11:03 IST
Unfazed by the Test debacle as he was not a part of the team, Indian middle-order batsman Suresh Raina on Monday said his side will play some "different cricket" to give a better account of itself in the shorter formats starting with a Twenty20 match against Australia in Sydney on Wednesday.
India lost the Test series 0-4 but Raina said the squad for Twenty20s and ODI tri-series, also featuring Sri Lanka, will deliver better performances.
"We won the ODI series here last time. We have also won the World Cup. We won other series too. It's the same set of players largely. You would see different cricket from India," said Raina.
India's disappointing show in the Test series would have little effect on a largely young team in coloured clothing and Raina took pains to stress the point.
"Test matches were different. I was not part of it but what I watched, Australians played better cricket. They executed their plans well, bowled well, bowled in good areas. Unfortunately, we didn't bat well in pair. Hopefully, we will do well in next series."
Raina's confidence stems from the fact that most of the youngsters, including himself, have prepared well for the forthcoming series.
"The youngsters have done well in the last couple of months. So we hope for the best. There are a lot of youngsters who have come from India. They have played good first-class cricket and done very well at home. I played three four domestic matches and got a double century," he said.
Raina believes the present tour would be useful for the youngsters as the next world cup, in 2015, is scheduled in Australia and New Zealand.
First Published: Jan 30, 2012 10:46 IST