We need to introspect and come back stronger in next game: India batsman Shreyas Iyer in the post match press conference

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Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer admitted that some things did not go their way as a team in the opening ODI against New Zealand and they need to “introspect” and come back stronger in the remaining two matches of the series. Tom Latham’s 145 not out and skipper Kane Williamson’s 94 not out helped New Zealand chase down India’s target of 307 with 17 balls to spare and register a seven-wicket win.

Iyer, who scored a 76-ball 80, said India’s total of 306 for seven was good but a 221-run fourth-wicket partnership between Latham and Williamson helped the hosts win. Took.

In the press conference after the match, Iyer said, “It was a great score considering the position we were in and from where we reached 307 runs. Obviously some things didn’t go our way today but it’s a learning process, we can introspect and come back with a new strategy in the next match. ,

The right-handed batsman said that India cannot sit disappointed with this defeat and the team will go into the next two matches with a positive attitude. He said, “It is not easy coming from India and playing here directly. The wicket keeps changing everywhere and that is the challenge you have to face. You have to be mentally strong, just adapt to the circumstances.

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Praising the innings of Latham and Williamson, Iyer said, “Both played brilliant innings. He knew which bowler to target at a particular time. I believe his partnership completely changed the course of the match and that was the crucial phase for us to get wickets.”

He said, “If we had taken one wicket, we could have dominated and the situation could have been completely changed. But he converted loose balls into fours and sixes. He was playing quite fearlessly which helped him. ,

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