Punjab made a winning start but then slumped to three straight losses before producing a clinical show to beat defending champions Mumbai by nine wickets on Friday.
Dhawan's firing innings and Stoinis' onslaught helped Delhi Capitals get over the target of 195 runs with 10 balls to spare
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“To Mayank I would say that, create a bubble and stay in that safe space. Understand what you need to work on. Address those issues and take one step at a time. Don’t get ahead of yourself. Stay in the present.”
The Indian batsman suffered the injury while batting in the nets
Chasing a mere 70 to win, India overhauled to target in 15.5 overs with more than four sessions to spare
Indian opener says he is disappointed with the way he was dismissed
India and Australia are dealing with contrasting feelings as they head into the Boxing Day Test
While the inclusion of KL Rahul or Shubman Gill as opener will be known only after the team’s announcement, former Indian cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar suggested Cheteshwar Pujara to open the innings.
While Mayank Agarwal too failed to contribute much with the bat, the clamour for Rohit Sharma as opener is growing. Joining them was Indian cricket great Sunil Gavaskar.
Indian captain speak about batsmen "lacking intent" to take forward the lead and although he didn't take names
Picks up four wickets to skittle out hosts to 191 as India extend lead to 62 runs at stumps
However, the playing XI was announced a day before the start and kicked up the debate on his selection. Youngster Shubhman Gill showed good technique in the warm-up games leading up to the Test series.
'The start of the series is important and we have to do well in Adelaide'
Bangar believes that India should tweak their winning opening combination and should give a chance to Mayank Agarwal alongside Shikhar Dhawan.
BCCI did not throw much light on Rohit's fitness and just stated that it is monitoring his progress while announcing the three teams for the Australia tour on Monday
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