In order to prepare well for next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia, Team India decided to try out youngsters for different roles and thus regular skipper Virat Kohli has been rested for the ongoing T20I series against Bangladesh. However, India suffered their first-ever loss in T20Is against Bangladesh in the first match of the series in Delhi. The Rohit Sharma-led team will now be hoping to level the series when they lock horns with Bangladesh in the second T20I later in the day.
Ahead of the second T20I in Rajkot, stand-in captain Rohit Sharma looked not at all worried to try out youngsters in the shortest format of the game. Rohit clearly noted that they are trying to provide sufficient opportunities to the younger players to showcase their respective talents on the big stage.
“This is the format where we are trying a lot of players. The key players are not involved (in this series) so we are trying the younger players who are sitting on the fringe. That is one of the reasons because in other formats we have our entire squad playing,” quoted Rohit Sharma.
“This is the format where you can try (new players), and there is no harm in doing that. We have seen a lot of players who have emerged from this format, who have gone on to play ODI and Test formats,” Rohit added.