Former head coach of Team India Ravi Shastri stated, prior to the series against New Zealand, that there is no harm in choosing a new Twenty20 International (T20I) captain, and if the name of the new captain is Hardik Pandya, then so be it.
In the next white-ball series against New Zealand, which will begin on Friday in Wellington, Team India will be without their senior players. As a result, players like Sanju Samson, Umran Malik, and Ishan Kishan will have the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities.
The Twenty20 Internationals would be captained by Hardik Pandya, while the One-Day Internationals would be led by Shikhar Dhawan.
“When playing Twenty20 cricket, it is not detrimental to have a fresh skipper. Because there are so many different variations of cricket, it will never be simple for a single player to become proficient in all three of the game’s formats.
If Rohit is already in the driver’s seat in tests and ODIs, there is no reason not to find a new captain for T20 internationals; if Hardik Pandya is the man for the job, then so be it “declared Shastri while participating in a private media call that was organised by Prime Video.
Zaheer Khan and Ravi Shastri are certain that Umran Malik will benefit greatly from the experience of participating in a white-ball series against New Zealand. Malik has been selected for the teams that will compete in the series.
“You have seen teams that follow that kind of pattern, and it is imperative that you incorporate diversity into your speed attack. You are going to need a bowler who throws with their left arm, you are going to need someone who can swing the ball, and you are going to need someone who can bowl extremely quickly.
If everything you need is included in a single package, that’s fantastic, but if it isn’t, you’ll want to keep some variation in your bowling lineup attack and be able to adapt to a variety of various scenarios.
Umran is a very interesting talent, and exposure of this type is most certainly going to be beneficial to him; nevertheless, it will be important to see how he moves things ahead if he wants to hold onto the slot on a constant basis “remarked Zaheer as he was responding to a query from NDTV.
In response to the same question, Shastri responded as follows: “You saw what happened in the World Cup where genuine pace rattled the opposition, whether it was Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, or Anrich Nortje, and he is one of the fastest bowlers in India. He is also one of the fastest bowlers in the world.
Therefore, there is no substitute for an authentic tempo. Even if you are only defending low totals, this is an opportunity for Umran, and we hope that he will take advantage of it and get something from the experience.”
Earlier in the day, VVS Laxman, who is serving as the head coach for the series against New Zealand, was quoted as saying that India would field a team that had more Twenty20 specialists for the shortest format.
Ravi Shastri who has served as the head coach of India in the past, expressed similar sentiments and said the following: “I believe that should be our next step, and I believe that VVS is correct. They will determine who the specialists are. This should be the guiding principle moving forward.
Determine which members of the Indian team have the potential to be fearless and play that kind of cricket without the burden of any kind of baggage, and then work to transform that team into one that is outstanding in terms of its fielding.”
Between the dates of November 18 and November 30, the India tour of New Zealand will be broadcast live and exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
The telecast for the Twenty20 Internationals (which take place on November 18, 20, and 22) begins at 11 am, while the coverage for the One-Day Internationals (which take place on November 25, 27, and 30) begins at 6 am.