India may have lost four of its last five T20I matches at home, India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma seems not much concerned about the team’s performance in the T20 format. People need to understand that it is the format where they are trying a lot of players, said Rohit in a press conference ahead of the second T20I match against Bangladesh. He also claimed that Rajkot pitch will be better than what they saw in Delhi during the first T20I match. This might be the reason for the losses as in other formats they have a complete squad playing the game. This is the format in which they give chance to the new players and there’s no harm in doing that.
With the loss of the first T20I match against Bangladesh on November 3 under the captaincy of Rohit, the questions have started rising that can India only win under the captaincy of Virat Kohli? This has turned the heads towards Rohit. Although, if we look that the complete graph whenever Rohit has led team India, under his guidance India has won 12 matches out of all the 16 matches and lost 4. However, the graph is good and he has to focus on the shortest format also.
His statement of trying new players in the T20 format might be correct but India’s win can’t be sacrificed because of it. Before the graph falls down, the Indian skipper needs to take it into consideration. Also, Rohit leads Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and in his captaincy the team has won four seasons out of total twelve seasons so far.
The second T20I will start at 7 pm IST today amid the heavy winds and expected rainfall due to the Cyclone Maha which will cross the Rajkot coast on Thursday evening as said by the India Meteorological Department. Also, the match is likely to get delayed or called off by the umpires if the heavy downpour begins.