India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has made it clear that he doesn’t want to think so early about the next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia. He only wants to focus on winning the series which, according to him, will automatically help the team for the assignment in Australia.
Team management and selectors have always said that they are finding a combination which can give them the trophy of T20 World Cup 2020. But Rohit Sharma has a different view. He doesn’t want to take the burden of the next year’s big assignment which is scheduled in Australia. The hit-man opines that he only wants to regularly win the series which, according to him, will help the team to find proper T20I squad.
“See, I don’t want to keep saying that we are trying to build a squad for the (T20)World Cup. It is still a long, long way ahead. We just need to focus on winning the series, and that will keep us in a good state, moving forward,” Rohit said on Tuesday ahead of the series finale.
“If we keep winning games, keep doing the right things on the field, the composition of the team will take care (by itself),” Rohit added.
India vs West Indies 3rd T20I
West Indies and India will play the decider-match of the three-match T20I series in Mumbai on Wednesday (December 11). India won the first T20I by six wickets against the visitors where Virat Kohli stood for the team to chase down their record target of 208 runs. Meanwhile, the Caribbean team won the 2nd T20I and made a comeback, levelling the series with 1-1.
The Indian team was criticised for poor fielding against West Indies in both those matches. India left five catches in the two T20Is which is a worrying factor in keeping mind the next T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli and co. need to work in fielding areas to lock this T20I series in Wankhede Stadium.