GuwahatiIndia’s Test and ODI captain Rohit Sharma on Monday said that he has no plans to ‘give up T20 Internationals’. If sources are to be believed in the Indian Cricket Board, the board wants to prepare a young team under the leadership of Hardik for the T20 World Cup to be held in West Indies and America in 2024.
I decided not to leave the format
Rohit said on the eve of the first ODI against Sri Lanka, “The first thing is that it is not possible to play consecutive matches. You need to give them (players across formats) enough rest. Same is the case with me. We have three T20 Internationals to play against New Zealand. Will think something after IPL in this matter. I have not decided to give up the format.”
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What did Rohit Sharma say during the press conference?
- Regarding his T20 International career, Rohit Sharma said, ‘I have not left T20 cricket yet.
- He told about the opening of the team that unfortunately we will not be able to play Ishaan Kishan. We have to give Gill a fair chance.
- Giving an update on Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma said that he felt stiffness while bowling in the nets of the National Cricket Academy.
Notably, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and veteran Lokesh Rahul were not included in the squad for the recent T20I series against Sri Lanka.
First ODI on 10 January
Be aware that the three-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka (India vs Sri Lanka ODI Series) is going to start from January 10. The first match between India and Sri Lanka is going to be played in Guwahati on 10 January.
Jasprit Bumrah out
The Indian team has suffered a major setback ahead of the ODI series. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, returning after injury, has been ruled out of the ODI series. Bumrah was included in the first ODI team. But, now he has been dropped from the series. The ODI team was changed by the BCCI on January 3, when Jasprit Bumrah was included in the ODI team. But, now in view of the ODI World Cup, he has been dropped from the Sri Lanka series.