Citing BCCI sources, PTI has written that seniors like Rohit, Virat, Ashwin may not be seen playing T20 cricket in the coming months.
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Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli And for all the other senior players, playing in T20I next year now seems like a distant Delhi. It’s not us but this thought BCCI After listening to the statement of The statement that the sources of the Indian Cricket Board have shared with PTI. Citing BCCI sources, PTI has written that seniors like Rohit, Virat, Ashwin may not be seen playing T20 cricket in the coming months.
Quoting sources, it was further written in the report that a new Team India will be ready for the T20 World Cup 2024. Also said that the command of that new Team India can be seen in the hands of Hardik Pandya. It is clear that the Indian board is now considering Pandya as the first choice of captaincy in the shorter format.
Seniors should retire or be out of T20!
PTI quoted BCCI sources as saying, “BCCI has not asked any player to retire. It will be the player’s own decision. But yes, the way T20 matches are scheduled in 2023, most of the seniors can be asked to focus on ODIs and Tests.
It was further written in the report that, “If the players do not want to retire, then they should not be. But you will not see most of the seniors playing T20 matches next year.
Seniors will focus only on ODIs
However, before the T20 World Cup 2024, the ODI World Cup is on the head. This tournament is to be held in India in October-November next year. According to the FTP calendar, India has to play 25 ODIs before the World Cup. There will be full emphasis on feeding senior players together in these ODIs, so that the coordination between them can be good and they can perform well in the ODI World Cup. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has also given his opinion about this.
At present, Team India is playing ODI series in New Zealand, due to which the senior players of the Indian team are away. But all of them will be seen playing in the ODI series played on Bangladesh tour.