Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has sent out a warning to the Pakistan Cricket Team ahead of their clash in the T20 World Cup 2022. The senior player said that they have their playing XI ready for the game against arch-rivals and he wants those guys to prepare ahead of the clash.
“I already have my XI ready for the Pakistan match,” says Rohit Sharma
India is all set to clash with Pakistan in their opening game of the T20 World Cup 2022. It is expected that it’ll be a high-octane clash as both teams since last year has played a magnificent brand of cricket whenever they faced each other.
They last played each other in the Asia Cup and locked horns in two games, which saw both teams bagging a win each to their name. However, it’ll be a different experience and pressure altogether in the T20 World Cup as in last year’s tournament, Pakistan thumped India by 10 wickets to defeat for the first time in the history of the World Cup.
Talking about the Indian Cricket Team, completely changed their approach at the last year’s World Cup. They have adopted the fearless approach and have won every single bilateral series since the last tournament.
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Ahead of the game against Pakistan, skipper Rohit Sharma in a press conference said that he doesn’t believe in last-minute preparations and has his playing 11 ready for the game against arch-rivals. He said:
“I don’t believe in last-minute decisions. We want to keep our boys informed about team selection before so that they can prepare early. I already have my XI for the Pakistan match. Already those players are informed. I don’t believe in a last-minute thing. I want them to prepare well.
“We understand the importance of the India vs Pakistan match but there is no point in talking every time, even when we met during Asia Cup, we keep talking about the families, which cars do you have.”
“We are looking to adopt the fearless approach.” Rohit Sharma on India’s approach for the T20 World Cup
Rohit Sharma also opened up about what approach will Team India adopt in the tournament. Reflecting on the aggressive model of play, he said:
“Teams have become fearless and we’re looking to adopt the same approach. 140 used to be a winning total back then but now teams aim to reach there in 14-15 overs.”
Ahead of the clash against Pakistan, India will play to warmup games against Australia and New Zealand on the 17th and 19th October.
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