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India’s middle-order batsmen need to do better: More

India’s middle-order batsmen need to do better: More
India might have sailed into the cricket World Cup quarterfinals with five straight wins but former chief selector Kiran More on Friday said the team's middle-order batting is an area that still requires improvement.

More felt the side needed to iron out weak links in the middle-order batting before the mega event's knock-out stage kicks off. "I feel the middle-order has to bat well. Get more partnerships. We have been getting partnerships from the top three, so the middle order also has to get partnerships. They just can't throw away the wickets because a lot of pressure comes on the lower order batsmen. That is what we saw against West Indies in a couple of matches ago. That is the concern area," More said.

The former India stumper felt associate members should get more opportunities to play against the top sides to improve their game and make the sport more global. "A lot of the top teams don't play the minnows. I feel India should travel to Ireland or the other top teams like South Africa should play against them, that is how we will develop cricket," he said.

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