IND vs NZ: England got a crushing defeat in the 2015 World Cup. The English team crashed out of the tournament at the league stage itself. The British felt a deep sense of insult in this. The English Cricket Board then made a major change in the team under a strategy. He appointed Eoin Morgan as the captain of England in the limited over format and gave him a free hand. Thereafter, Morgan dropped several big names one by one as the format of the game required. Also, playing attacking cricket from the first ball became the strongest part of his game plan. The effect of this was that the England team became the double World Cup winner. He won the first ODI World Cup at home in 2019. After 3 years, he lifted the trophy for the second time in the T20 World Cup that ended in Australia this month.
Team India should adopt England’s game plan- Shastri
Hardik Pandya and Ravi Shastri
Now former India head coach Ravi Shastri wants Team India to use their strong talent for the 2024 T20 World Cup according to England’s format and game plan. Under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, Team India can start it against New Zealand with the three-match T20 series starting on Friday in Wellington.
Shastri said in Prime Video’s virtual press conference, “In future, this team has an opportunity to identify roles for players, see match winners as well as their duties and adopt the format of England. England is such a team.” One that has continued to improve after the 2016 T20 World Cup and the 2015 ODI World Cup, changing its ways.”
Right talent should be identified for T20 format- Shastri
Kane Williamson and Hardik Pandya
The former India all-rounder further added, “We are going to diversify our resources. We will identify the best players for this format of the game. Be it T20 or 50-over cricket.” This means that if some senior players sit out, there will be youngsters who are fearless and well adapted to the game. This is a method that can be easily followed. India has a wealth of talent and I think it can start from this tour. Because when you look at this team, it’s a young team.”
VVS Laxman insisted on playing with specialist players in T20
VVS Laxman, the stand-in head coach of the Indian team on the tour of New Zealand, said that Team India will need to play with specialist players keeping in mind the requirements of the T20 format. Ravi Shastri has given his consent to this statement of Laxman.
Shastri said, “I think this is the way forward. VVS is right. They will identify specialists, especially with youngsters because that should be the mantra going forward. Two years from now, build the Indian team that Get better in every department.”
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