The five-match T20I series between India and England starts on Friday. There are 16 players in the Indian team for this series. The team’s batting coach Vikram Rathore has hinted that the team management is already preparing for the ICC T20 World Cup to be played at home later this year and the team for the World Cup could be selected only during the T20 series against England. The team has a balance batting lineup. I hope that the picture of the team for the World Cup will become clear only during the T20 series. We just have to look at which player to include in the team as an alternative if any player gets injured.
On the Indian team’s approach, Rathore said the players are always on the field to win. Winning the match is important for us. The strike rate does not matter if you chase the target. If we bat first, our strategy is to score big on the scoreboard. We focus more on winning matches than strike rate.
It’s time to transform into a Man in Blue with the T20 series against England. Rishabh Pant posted a picture on social media showing all the players in India’s blue jerseys. The players seemed more excited to return from the longest to the shortest format.
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