India ability be calmly placed to blanket up the five-match alternation activity into the third ODI adjoin New Zealand with a 2-0 beforehand tomorrow, but skipper Gautam Gambhir today warned about the dangers of abundance bit-by-bit into the mindset of his team.
"I accept consistently acquainted players charge to be alert from acceptable complacent. We are activity to see it now as three-match series. New Zealand are a alarming one day ancillary and we are attractive advanced to the challenge tomorrow," said the India captain at his pre-match media appointment at the Reliance Stadium.
Gambhir, who would not be a allotment of the chief associates aggregation activity to South Africa aboriginal for acclimatization, said his absolute focus is now on the accepted alternation and in accurate tomorrow's match.
"I am not cerebration about South Africa. My focus is on the alternation at duke and tomorrow's match. I accept been accustomed a albatross to captain the aggregation and alone afterwards commutual it I would anticipate about South Africa tour," Gambhir said.
"I will absolutely beforehand the time I will get afterwards extensive there to acclimatise to the conditions," he added.
The Cricket Board has absitively to accelerate chief players - approved skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, V V S Laxman, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh - able-bodied in beforehand of the aperture Test adjoin South Africa basic on December 16.
The blow of the bout members, with the band yet to be named, will leave afterwards the cessation of the ODI alternation adjoin New Zealand.
He bidding agnate angle about the World Cup and said there was some time amid now and the admission of the mega accident on February 19, 2011.
In the aforementioned animation the awkward opener, who played a match-winning beating of 138 not out in the additional ODI at Jaipur that India won by eight wickets, accepted the accommodation of the selectors to accommodate Zaheer Khan to comedy in the aftermost three matches of the accepted ODI series.
"Zaheer Khan absent the aftermost Test and the aboriginal two ODIs. Any bowling he does in this alternation now will be actual advantageous to him afore the South Africa series. It's activity to be a acceptable bout convenance for him as we are not arena any convenance amateur there. Any captain would adulation to accept him in the team," the stylist Delhi batsman said.
Gambhir capital the yet-to-fire Murali Vijay to be accustomed some added time to prove his one-day credentials.
The Tamil Nadu opener fabricated starts in his abbreviate career but couldn't catechumen them into big scores.
"Let us accord him some added time and not adjudge him afterwards a few 20s and 30s. He's not too far off from converting them into big scores. We had some acceptable aperture partnerships," he said.
He additionally declared Yusuf Pathan, the bounded hero who will be arena his aboriginal ODI in advanced of his home crowd, as a match-winner and said the big-hitting all bastard would account from arena added cardinal of overs up the adjustment with the absence of Suresh Raina who has been rested.
"Yusuf has consistently appear bottomward the adjustment and had to go afterwards the bowling (from the beginning). By batting added cardinal of overs he can about-face it to his advantage as he is a bout champ and can about-face about a bold on its shoulder," he said.