Ravi Shastri also added that certain senior India players could say goodbye to T20Is in 2022 after the T20 World Cup.
A former coach Ravi Shastri feels that the current India cricket team that will be playing in 2022’s T20 World Cup 2022 is the most successful team the team has ever had. India under Shashtri’s direction did not make it to the knockout stages of the 2021 T20 World Cup. A lot has changed within the team since then.
Suryakumar Yadav has seen a significant improvement as a batter. Dinesh Karthik was added to the team as a finishing player. Hardik Pandya is equally hitting all the right notes.
“I have been part of the system for the last six seven years, first as a coach and now I am watching from the outside, and I think this is as good a line-up as India has ever had in T20 cricket,” Shastri declared during an event held at Mumbai Press Club. Mumbai Press Club.
“With Surya (Suryakumar Yadav) at No.4, Hardik (Pandya) at No.5, and Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik at No.6 it makes a massive difference as it allows the top order to play the way they are playing.”
Unconcerned about Jasprit Bumrah’s absence because of injuries, Shastri stated that the Indians’ solid batting could keep India in good form during the World Cup.
“This Indian team, they have been playing superbly in Australia. The tracks they play on are ideal for their batsmen. If you’re one of the top teams for batting regardless of how great your fielding or bowling there is a possibility of winning the Cup. If you are in the semis. When your batting is booming and you’ll be able to defeat all opposition. In the right conditions, India has been there four to five times over the past five-six years can be a huge difference,” he added.
While he was awestruck by the cricket, Shatri expressed concerns over the fielding of India.
“One area that India will have to pick up and start right from the beginning is fielding,” the coach stated. “They have to be a bit more focused and bring their best on the field as they take the field (in the opening game) in the first game against Pakistan. “Those 15-20 runs that you save can make all the difference because otherwise every time you get out to bat, you need to get 15-20 runs extra.”
Former India all-rounder believes the India senior players might be parting from T20Is following 2022’s World Cup.
“Come however you want I can think I see India with a different team following the current World Cup, much like the team from 2007 without Tendulkar, Dravid, and Ganguly. Dhoni was the only one to take the team out and took the title. It’s the same with Dhoni. It’s not that they’re not good enough. However, you would like them to be able to compete in both of the formats. “There is a World Cup coming next year So you don’t want any burden on the players,” Shastri said.