"Open to change in every game"- Rohit Sharma hints at India's playing XI in T20 WC
After a horrible performance in the last edition of the T20 World Cup in UAE, India have played 36 T20Is this year to make them ready for the mega event in Australia. During this period, one thing that caught the attention of everyone was the rotation and experimentation policy.
The Indian team were seen to continually change their team against different opponents in different series, which saw a total of 29 players playing for India in this period in T20 internationals. And it looks like that is the plan for the team going into the World Cup.
That's what the Indian skipper highlighted ahead of the much-anticipated clash against arch rivals Pakistan. On Saturday morning, the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, attended the press conference and discussed India's plan against Pakistan and other opponents going into the tournament.
Rohit said that he wants all the players to be ready for any situation. He also said that he doesn't believe much in playing the same team every match and that the opponent is different and the pitch is different, so he can also change the playing XI in every game.
He added, "At times, you depend on your instincts and choose the player on current form and how they are doing. I am open about my playing XI. I don't mind having one or two changes per game in the playing XI."
The Indian skipper also accepted the fact that India hasn't really done well in the ICC events in the past decade and hasn't won any major tournament apart from the 2013 Champions Trophy, which came under the leadership of MS Dhoni.
Rohit said that the pressure of not winning any ICC title is there and not winning any major event in the last nine years has been disappointing for the team. Notably, the injuries to Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah have certainly impacted India's chance in this tournament, but many still believe that India has got what is required to win this tournament.