Rohit Sharma Opens Up On Team India's Playing 11 For Pakistan Match In Asia Cup
India captain Rohit Sharma believes that the fitness tests have been completed, and that the Men in Blue have arrived in Sri Lanka with a game face on and the will to win the Asia Cup. Rohit was responding to a question on if the Asia Cup is a fitness test for the players.
India's captain also stated that they have other combinations in mind. He is also pleased to see Jasprit Bumrah performing well in terms of fitness and bowling.
"Considering how the game was played yesterday, there are numerous combinations available." In our batting lineup, we have experience. Batters must play appropriately. We will try to play the game, but it is critical that we read the scenario correctly. Being aggressive is vital, but the players will make their decisions in the middle," Rohit explained.
The 36-year-old batsman stated that the Asia Cup is not the time to experiment, and that the team would instead focus on winning techniques. He remarked on the heartbreak of previous ICC tournament losses, saying that each setback was a lesson for the squad.
"Every mistake and loss teaches us something." We have given numerous players opportunities in the recent year. This Asia Cup will be used to play godo cricket. "We're going to focus on winning," Rohit remarked.
Rohit also cautioned his hitters to be cautious. While aggression is vital, Rohit believes that knowing the circumstance is even more critical. "We have to put in the effort in this format and in these tournaments." Yes, you have to be aggressive, but you also have to apply yourself and give yourself time to relax in the crease and play according to the scenario," Rohit explained.
Rohit was also astonished that India and Pakistan had not played each other in the Asia Cup final in 9 years and expressed hope that both teams would be in the final this year.
In terms of his personal batting approach, Rohit stated that he has spent his entire career at the top with a high-risk approach, but now he must balance that in the ODIs and provide the groundwork for the batters to follow.
At Kandy, India will face Pakistan. The match will begin at 3 p.m. IST, with the toss occurring half an hour before the first ball. The match will be live streamed on Hotstar and can be seen on Star Sports Network.