India captain Rohit Sharma has said that he's open to changing his playing XI in every game during the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Australia. India is set to face rivals Pakistan in the opening match of the Super-12 stage.
Rohit Sharma says he's open to changing his playing XI every game (AP)
By India Today Web Desk: India captain Rohit Sharma has said that he's open to changing his playing XI in every game during the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Australia. India is set to face rivals Pakistan in the opening match of the Super-12 stage.
Speaking at a press conference before India's opener, Sharma said the team studies a lot of data and he doesn't mind making a couple of changes in the team for every match.
"But we also study a lot of data. I am open about my playing XI. I don't mind having one or two changes per game in the playing XI," said Sharma.
The Indian opener went on to say that sometimes he has to pick a player from his instincts and the player's current form.
"There are times like this time when we don't have much information about how teams have fared at this time of the year. At times, you depend on your instincts and choose the player in current form and how he is doing," Sharma added.
The India skipper said that pressure is constant when you play for Team India, and it's always a challenge to win against Pakistan.
"Pressure is constant. I term it as a challenge to win against Pakistan. Also, we haven't won an ICC event for nine years and with a team like this, it is disappointing," said Sharma.
The two rival nations are set to lock horns at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in their opening Super-12 stage match. The match is scheduled to be played at 1:30PM IST on October 23.
India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami.
Standby players: Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Shardul Thakur.
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Oct 22, 2022
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