Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. (Picture Supply: Visionhaus/Getty Photographs)

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes the present Indian facet, which has been chosen for the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2022, is one of the best that he has ever seen. Shastri, who was part of the teaching setup in final yr’s World Cup, has been with the facet for a really very long time. Sadly, India didn’t qualify for the knockout stage final yr, which was additionally Virat Kohli’s final large occasion because the skipper.

Inside a yr from the earlier World Cup, the Indian lineup has grown very sturdy. With Suryakumar Yadav’s latest rise and the comeback of skilled finisher Dinesh Karthik to the center order, the Indian batting line-up seems extra steady now. Shastri believes that Indian batters may help the facet attain the semi-finals this time round, no matter the absence of India’s pivotal quick bowler Jasprit Bumrah.

“I’ve been a part of the system for the final six-seven years, first as a coach and now I’m watching from the surface, and I feel that is nearly as good a line-up as India has ever had in T20 cricket. With Surya at No.4, Hardik at No.5, and Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik at No.6 it makes an enormous distinction because it permits the highest order to play the way in which they’re taking part in,” Shastri declared throughout an occasion on the Mumbai Press Membership.

One space that India should choose up and begin proper from the start is fielding: Shastri

Whereas the batters have been performing brilliantly of late, India’s concern is the bowling assault. The bowlers do get India off to an excellent begin, however they fail to defend runs within the loss of life overs, which has been the necessity of the hour for the facet. However Shastri is frightened about India’s fielding and mentioned that the squad would wish to do higher on this space all through the competitors.

“One space that India should choose up and begin proper from the start is fielding. They should work arduous and get their A-game on the sphere after they step out (within the first sport) towards Pakistan. These 15-20 runs that you just save could make all of the distinction as a result of in any other case each time you get out to bat, it is advisable get 15-20 runs further,” Shastri added.

The Males in Blue will open their T20 World Cup 2022 marketing campaign on October 23 towards arch-rivals Pakistan. Earlier than the opening fixture, India will play two warm-up video games, one every towards Australia and New Zealand.