In order to improve their Twenty20 results, India must name a new captain and adopt England’s strategy, according to former head coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday.
Despite the fact that India’s T20 World Cup team lost in the semifinals to Australia, Rohit Sharma, 35, is still the nation’s all-format skipper.
For India’s trip of New Zealand, where Shikhar Dhawan will captain the one-day international team and Hardik Pandya will take command of the T20 squad, Rohit and fellow batsmen Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have been rested.
In T20 cricket, Shastri said, I think there’s no harm in having a fresh captain, because the volume of cricket is such that it’s never going to be easy for one guy to play all three formats of the game.
Rohit already holds the lead in one-day and test games. Choosing a new T20 captain is harmless, so if it means Hardik Pandya, so be it.
The former all-rounder was impressed by England’s transformation into a 20-overs powerhouse that won the T20 World Cup on Sunday, making them the first side to simultaneously hold the 50-overs and 20-overs world championships.
They sat down and said, We are going to change our resources, we are going to identify the best players for the format, whether it’s T20 or 50-over cricket. They brought in young players who were fearless and could easily adapt to that style of play without having to make significant changes.
It’s a model that is simple to follow. India is endowed with a multitude of resources, and I believe it can begin right now with this journey.
The 60-year-old did not believe that playing in T20 competitions abroad will help Indian players become more accustomed to those circumstances.
They are quite satisfied playing in the IPL and concentrating on domestic cricket.
They must participate in domestic cricket matches as well.