Zimbabwe skipper blasts team's lack of mental toughness

Taylor said dealing with Indian bowlers might be tough but not impossible and a bit of patience was all that his batsmen needed to have.

updated: July 29, 2013 10:26 IST
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Harare: Livid after conceding a series-deciding lead to India, Zimbabwe cricket captain Brendan Taylor said his team has exhibited a distinct lack of mental toughness in the ongoing ODIs.

Zimbabwe are winless in the five-match series so far, losing the first three ODIs without giving much of a headache to the visitors. (3rd ODI Scorecard)

"I think (the problem is) mental toughness. I don't think we're mentally sharp enough. We're just not making the precise decisions at the right time and not putting a real price on our wickets. Too many soft dismissals," Taylor said.

"The most difficult one for me was the second game when we had an opportunity to win that game, and we dropped Dhawan and we dropped plenty of chances and allowed them to get to 290.

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