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India will bounce back against Australia: RP Singh | Cricket News

JAIPUR: The popular opinion is that the Indian Premier League (IPL) has come to be the breeding ground for the young and talented, but what’s rather contentious is a cricketer’s selection on the basis of the performance in the T20 league.
Former India seamer RP Singh put his weight behind giving importance to domestic performances saying, “Performance in the IPL cannot be perceived as an illusion, but it can be a parameter to identify talent. At the same time we have to look at the players who are performing well in the domestic circuit,” Singh was speaking on the sidelines of the launch of MS Dhoni Cricket Academy (MSDCA) here on Tuesday.
Before the India team left to play in Australia, the common belief was that the Virat Kohli-led side – consisting of top performers in the 13th edition of the IPL in UAE – will put up a superlative show in the limited-overs series. On the contrary, the Men in Blue have lost the ODI series already and their chances now look bleak even in the T20 and Test series against the rampaging Australians.
The 58-ODI veteran acknowledged that the switch from T20 to ODIs is not easy and the pressure mounts when you find yourself playing at the international level. “When you move from the T20 format to the ODI format, there comes a lot of difference and when you are playing the international games, challenges are higher and different as well. Just two matches cannot decide how India will fare in the remainder of the tour. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are one of the world’s best bowlers and even our bench strength is good enough. So it is more about clicking, and definitely we will bounce back against the Aussies,” said the 34-year-old.
Singh, who is a part of BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), will be involved in the camps organised by the MSDCA. “I will be involved in the camps to train a selected bunch of promising fast bowlers,” he said.
But does that fall under conflict of interest? “No it is not a conflict of interest. It is not a round-the-clock job. A person who has played cricket will naturally be involved in cricketing activities,” Singh responded.
MSDCA in three more Rajasthan districts: MSDCA will soon open in three more districts of Rajasthan, namely Kota, Udaipur and Sikar. Moreover, CBSE-affiliated MS Dhoni Global School will be launched in Bengaluru in June that will not only provide education but also sports-related jobs.