India has won the home tour against West Indies by 3-0 in both T20 and ODI formats – Now the entire men in blue are ready to face Sri Lanka very soon. Rohit Sharma looked confident enough while captaining Team India and this is a very positive start to his full-time captaincy duties. Here in this article, we have discussed Rohit Sharma’s plan for the Sri Lanka Tour Of India 2022.
During the post-match presentation of 3rd T20, Rohit Sharma said – “The team that used to chase, there are not many people here from that squad. We wanted to bat first and chase as well. Because our middle order is fairly new. Happy with the series. Pretty much got everything that we wanted. We do understand we are very young as a team. We are still a good chasing side, but a lot of the players are missing.”
He has also added – “We wanted the guys to understand how to bat in pressure situations. It was pleasing to see guys bailing the team out from situations. Good sign moving forward as a group and something to be proud of. The biggest takeaway from the ODIs was the middle order making it count. I was very impressed with our seam bowling in ODIs.”
Speaking about the bowlers, Rohit said – “And even here. Harshal is new. Avesh is on debut. Shardul is in and out. So challenge for us was to give them game time and see how they respond. When you play against a team like West Indies, you can test your batting and bowling. They bat very deep. It was a good challenge to defend in both games.”
Speaking about the Sri Lanka Tour Rohit said – “Few guys miss out on the Sri Lanka series because we want to keep them fresh. But we have the World Cup in mind and we are trying to give game time for individuals. Sri Lanka will be a different challenge. But I am not someone who looks at the opposition, I would like to see what we can do as a team. Ground fielding, catching is something we can correct. Hopefully, we can tick that box as well.”
“We have few plans that are still on paper for the Sri Lanka tour and we are ready to practice on what we want to do in that series” – Rohit said.
India T20 Squad Against Sri Lanka :
Rohit Sharma (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Bumrah (VC), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Md. Siraj, Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Y Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan
Sri Lanka T20 Squad Against India:
Dasun Shanaka (C), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka (VC), Dinesh Chandimal, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kamil Mishara, Janith Liyanage, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando, Shiran Fernando, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Ashian Daniel (Subjected to Ministerial approval).
Ind Vs SL T20 Schedule 2022:
1st T20I: Feb 24 – Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
2nd T20I: Feb 26 – Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
3rd T20I: Feb 27 – Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
Ind Vs SL Test Schedule 2022:
1st Test: Mar 4 to Mar 8 – Mohali
2nd Test: Mar 12 to Mar 16 – Bengaluru