Team India skipper Rohit Sharma hailed all-rounder Shardul Thakur for his impactful performance in the Indore ODI against New Zealand on Tuesday, January 24. Thakur was named Player of the Match for his figures of 3/45 and 25 runs as India beat the Kiwis by 90 runs.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma has backed Ravichandran Ashwin's suggestion to start the World Cup games early to lessen the impact of the dew factor. He, however, added that he is unsure if the timings could be changed, since the same are decided by the broadcasters.
After Team India skipper Rohit Sharma was not picked in the T20I squad for the series against Sri Lanka, speculations were rife about his future in the format. Hardik Pandya was named captain of the T20I squad and led the team to a 2-1 triumph. Rohit had struggled in the T20 World Cup with the willow, and his captaincy also did not impress too many experts.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma admitted that the wicket in Thiruvananthapuram for the opening T20I of the three-match series against South Africa was a rather tricky one. He, however, added that players also get to learn a lot by playing on such challenging wickets.
Rohit Sharma (46 not out off 20) and Axar Patel (2 for 13) came up with significant performances as India beat Australia by six wickets in the second T20I at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Friday (September 23). With the victory, India leveled the three-match series 1-1.
A brand new Team India kit has been launched with an interesting tagline '#HarFanKiJersey' ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup scheduled to be hosted by Australia in October and November. Dedicated to the fans, a related poster features the likes of Rohit Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hardik Pandya, Shafali Varma, Suryakumar Yadav and Renuka Singh Thakur.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma has stated that Virat Kohli will be an option as opener for the T20 World Cup in Australia. However, he termed Kohli as back-up opener, asserting that KL Rahul will open with him during the ICC event Down Under. He further admitted that leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi was unfortunate to miss out. However, Ravichandran Ashwin was picked because adds a differ dimension to the bowling.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma downplayed the team’s back-to-back losses at the ongoing Asia Cup, pointing out that they haven’t lost a lot of T20 games since last year’s World Cup in the UAE. The Men in Blue were all but knocked out of the Asia Cup after going down to Sri Lanka by six wickets on Tuesday, September 6.