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Rohit Sharma Messes Up The Announcement Date For India’s T20 World Cup Squad
By CricShots - Sep 8, 2022 4:33 pm
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The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma reckons that they have a settled combination ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 despite successive defeats in the Super Four of the Asia Cup. India succumbed to a six-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in the Super Four of the Asia Cup, after losing the game against Pakistan. With the loss, an exit looms large for India in the tournament, with them needing multiple scenarios to play out in their favor to qualify for the final.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma during the press conference

India failed to get off to a good start in the Powerplay with the bat, losing both KL Rahul and Virat Kohli in the first three overs itself. Batting during the tournament has been an area of concern, with the team failing to get off to good starts, while also being unable to close out the end of the innings.

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However, during the press conference, a funny incident took place as Rohit Sharma didn’t know when is the T20 World Cup team selection date was he said that the squad will be announced by 16 Dec, whereas the T20 World Cups will be ending on 15 November.

On India’s batting, Rohit Sharma said in the post-match press conference, “We didn’t score as many runs as we wanted to in the first six overs because we lost wickets. We should have capitalised better from the momentum we got after that. We couldn’t close the game properly with the bat. We had spoken about this in the team meeting.. about how nicely we have dealt with in close matches. These things happen. We were 10 or 12 runs short but we still had a good score.”

Rohit Sharma also addressed Dinesh Karthik’s exclusion from the squad, claiming that the veteran is missing from the XI due to the balance in the middle order. Rishabh Pant has been backed over Karthik but has failed to dazzle so far, only scoring 31 runs in three matches.

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The Indian skipper also opined that he has a settled combination heading into the T20 World Cup in Australia and isn’t worried after back-to-back defeats.

Explaining the same, Rohit Sharm said, “We are not worried after losing two matches back-to-back. We have won so many matches after the 2021 T20 World Cup. We are 90 per cent settled, only a few changes will happen. We don’t have any shortcomings. There is quality in the team. There is more pressure in multi-nation series as compared to bilateral series. We have discussed this. it’s unfortunate that we couldn’t get past the group stages of the T20 World Cup.”

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