Asia Cup 2022: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has led the team ever so well since taking charge as the full-time captain. When Virat Kohli was the skipper, Rohit led the team in the former’s absence.
Rohit Sharma earned a reputation for winning the Asia Cup 2018 and the Nidahas Trophy for Team India as captain. He also drew plaudits for his exceptional captaincy traits.
The 34-year-old will be leading the team for the second time in the Asia Cup tournament. Team India will kick-start their campaign on August 28 at Dubai International Stadium.
The Men in Blue will take on their arch-rivals Pakistan in their first encounter. The last time when these two teams locked horns with each other was during the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
At that time, Pakistan came out on top much to India’s annoyance. The Men in Green beat Men in Blue by 10 wickets and stunned their rivals in the showpiece event.
It will be quite interesting to see which team will come out on top this time around. In fact, both teams have talented players at their disposal.
Asia Cup 2022: Need to rotate players to create bench strength, says Indian skipper
It is cognizance of the fact that Team India have been playing non-stop cricket ever since the conclusion of the fifteenth edition of the Indian Premier League.
In fact, it is also certain that players might get injured during the matches. Since India already have enough players in their arsenal, they can test the bench strength.
Several talented players have been warming the bench as they have not been getting opportunities lately. However, the Indian team management has been trying its best to offer chances to deserving ones.
Meanwhile, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma said it is more important to rotate players in order to create bench strength. During the Star Sports program “Follow the Blues,” Rohit spoke something really important. The Indian skipper added, “We play a lot of cricket, therefore there will be injuries and work scheduling, so we have to rotate people.”
“However, it provides our bench strength to go participate in the game, which is why we could test so many different players who were prepared to perform on an international stage” he continued.
“We want to build up our reserve capacity so that India’s future is in capable hands. That is the kind of planning we are attempting,” Indian skipper Rohit Sharma added.