Rohit Sharma wants India to replicate Australia performance against New Zealand

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Rohit Sharma wants India to replicate Australia performance against New Zealand

Sharma, who was the top run getter against the Australia with 296 runs at just over 59 per innings including one hundred and two fifties, said that the team's strategies won't change much from the a year ago, when they defeated New Zealand 3-2 in a five-match series.

On the challenge from New Zealand, Sharma said, "Every new series has its own challenge".

In 2013 and 2014, Indian fans would scream their lungs out as teams scored 300 easily and India often chased that down without much trouble. "It is about their whole bowling unit, how we need to come up against their bowling unit and perform". Every opposition which comes here has its own strengths and weaknesses. The challenge would be to adapt to that opposition quickly. Our team is used to that now, and we have performed exceedingly well. While it not only means lower scores have been posted in the last two and a half years in India, it has also shown that totals around 250 have been defendable, like against New Zealand last year and versus Australia recently. The strategies will revolve according to that.

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"For us as batters it will be a huge challenge to face a left-arm seamer and come good".

On approach as vice-captain: It has not changed much.

India opener wants team to continue fine form. It is not just about one individual. For me as vice-captain, there is a responsibility. There is something I always look forward to going out there on the field and contributing.

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Left-arm pace aside, as the series unfolds over the next few days, India would also know better of their much talked about No. 4 spot. It makes you feel good about yourself that you are going to play at the ground where you grew up playing all your age group cricket. I spoke about when I started opening the innings that I wanted to be consistent at the top because it's very important from the team's perspective, looking from the team's perspective that the top few players stay consistent in their performance to get the team to a good position all the time. So, in that space I am quite happy right now, but the hunger (for runs) will never go.

"We would like to continue to do that and the good thing is, there is hardly been any time between the Australia series and the New Zealand series, so guys are in their grooves". The high scoring games will happen if the wickets are flat, but the last few series we played, they were challenging wickets; slow wickets turning and some of the wickets we played were a little damp, where the ball was stopping and coming, two-paced wickets.

"For me, every series I play, I feel is the first game of my career, that's the kind of pressure it is and comes with the sport".

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