We just need to avoid panicking: Ravindra Jadeja
Posted on Jan 30 2014 | IANS
Wellington, Jan 30 : India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has said there was no need to panic as the visitors face New Zealand in the fifth and the final ODI here Friday and their bid to avoid a 0-4 series defeat.
New Zealand lead the series 3-0 and Jadeja feels that 'little errors' have cost India the series.
On the eve of the final match, Jadeja Thursday said there was no major problem in the team and they need to just stick to basics.
"It is just that we panic a bit and we have to reduce that percentage, those little errors. I don't think there is any major problem as to why we are not clicking in batting and bowling," said Jadeja.
Jadeja said the players are determined to end the series with a win that would give them some confidence ahead of the two-Test series starting Feb 6.
"We just need to avoid panicking and we can get positive results. We want to win. We will have to win to keep a good morale for the Test series and going forward on the tour," said Jadeja.
Jadeja said the team has nothing to lose and they will give their cent percent.
"We have to be positive and give 100 percent for there is nothing left to think now. We know our calibre and our capability and we have already done it in the past, in overseas conditions as well.
"I don't think there is a big difference in what the two sides are doing at the moment. It is about small things. In one-day cricket, two-three overs can make a difference, if you concede extra runs or cannot score enough in that period. That is a problem for us and we have to avoid mistakes in such times," he added.
With skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blaming the bowlers for loss, Jadeja said: "It depends on the situation. In cricket, only if you get some help from the wicket does the bowler think (about getting wickets) and putting the opposition under pressure. If there is nothing happening on the wicket, the bowler always thinks that he should not go for a boundary."
On the personal front, Jadeja feels he has done well to make a place for himself in the last one year.
"I don't think that if I do this or that, the team will win or lose, and so on. I just think what I can do from a given situation. If the team is in a poor position, I think about how I can improve it.
"Everyone wants to do well but at times, it does not click for a period of four-five games. Everyone is working hard. We have won tournaments and series before the tour to South Africa (where the down-turn started)," Jadeja said.