Our real test as a bowling unit would come while bowling at the end of an innings: Mohit Sharma
Indian seamer Mohit Sharma has said that the current bowling outfit’s biggest challenge would come when they will have to bowl during the death overs and admitted that despite having put in a tremendous performance in the tournament so far, there was still scope for improvement.
“We have performed well as a unit. But there is no limit to doing well, I feel that we have not faced the pressure of the slog overs and there is a lot to do,” Mohit said in a press conference on Monday.
The 26-year-old, who was brought into the squad as a replacement for Ishant Sharma, added that his job is to keep up the pressure that has been created by the new ball bowlers, following which the spinners take over and continue to ensure that runs are hard to come-by for the batsmen.
"Shami and Umesh are bowling well with the new ball and putting on a lot of pressure. My job is to maintain that pressure. I keep that pressure on so that spinners (Ravichandran) Ashwin and (Ravindra) Jadeja can take them on,” the Chennai Super Kings bowler said.
Ishant was of big help to me: Mohit
He further said that Ishant helped him a great deal to understand what areas to bowl in Australian conditions and added that everyone has been helping one another in the side.
"When I came in, Ishant helped me a lot. He told me what length to bowl with the new ball and then with the old ball. All of us share experiences with each other,” the pacer said.
While India might have qualified for the quarter-finals, the Haryana cricketer wasn't willing to take their next opponents, Ireland, lightly.
"Ireland have a chance to qualify. They have a good team. They played good games earlier.
“We will have to play well to beat them, and we'll try to do it,” he concluded.