Teja Nidamanuru, the Netherlands middle-order batter, hit six sixes on his way to an enterprising 39-ball 54, the top score for Netherlands in their 160-run loss to India in Bengaluru. The Netherlands batters practiced the shot at multiple skill camps in Bengaluru prior to the World Cup campaign. Nidamanuru hit an inside-out shot over extra cover, particularly challenging with Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling. Nidamanuru is satisfied with his performance despite the loss, and is preparing for the upcoming matches.
Nidamanuru’s focus on skill and analysis sets him apart. He aims to learn from the campaign to improve performance. Nidamanuru ended the tournament strongly and is looking forward to continuing the team’s evolution. Nidamanuru admits that the team’s execution doesn’t match the level of cricket played by other teams like India. His numbers have been inconsistent, but he is positive and looking forward to continue evolving.
Netherlands aims to have a set of ODIs against Nepal in February, followed by a focus on T20 cricket. Nidamanuru believes the upcoming games are crucial, and the team needs to retain the learning from the recent tournament.