New Delhi: Faced with a do-or-die situation against South Africa in Thursday’s fourth ODI, senior Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said his team’s bowlers will have to be smarter than what they have been so far in the series.
India are 1-2 down in the five-match rubber and need to win to be in with a chance of upstaging the rampaging Proteas in the fifth and final match scheduled in Mumbai on Sunday.
“Obviously, we are in a tricky situation. We have to win to be in the series. We have got the team which can turn things around. I want to say one thing that the team will be going all out to win the game and from there onwards, we will hopefully put up another good performance. Things can be different in one week’s time,” Harbhajan told reporters in the pre-match press conference.
“No bowler is (so) perfect that he can keep on bowling at one length and one line. We need to be a little smarter than what we have seen in the last three games,” he said.
Harbhajan said the team’s batsmen are also quite capable of turning the tide. “We have got such quality in our team that we can score runs on any track. They are all performers and they have won games for India. It is just a matter of time to get adjusted. It could be on Thursday and winning the series will be a great fun,” he said.
The senior tweaker said he, along with the other Indian bowlers, will look to be attacking in their approach even if it means conceding a few runs.
“I have come here with one purpose only to win games for India no matter what situation I am bowling. Looking to take wickets and to contain the batsmen is by getting them out.