T20 World Cup 2022 : Former India coach Ravi Shastri feels the Blues need to improve their defense ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. Shastri who left India after last years T20 World Cup said England needed to improve its performance compared to Australia.
In their first match India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan on October 23. Shastri is very optimistic about Indias batting. Shastri said saving 15-20 runs would have a big impact on India. India will play their second warm-up match against Western Australia on Thursday.
The former Indian manager made his claim for the tournament semi-final lineup from 16 October to 13 November in a session at the Mumbai Press Club on Wednesday. He identified South Africa and New Zealand as underdeveloped countries.
Shastri highlighted Indias strengths and weaknesses ahead of the T20 World Cup. He expressed great confidence in the Indian batting which is the best in recent memory. I have been part of the system for the last six-seven years first as a coach and now I have come from abroad and I think this is as good a team as India in T20 cricket. Surya (Surya Kumar Yadav) at number 4 and Hardik at number 5 and Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik at no. 6 will make a big difference” Shastri said. This allows them to play at a higher level than them.
But the Indian coach believes that the defense is the weakest part of the team. The field is an area where India has to start from scratch. They will work hard with Pakistan and win the Game. In 15-20 runs it will save you a big difference otherwise you will need it every time you go. Teams 15-20 more runs with the bat Teams like Australia England South Africa as crazy prepare Sri Lanka in Asia Cup look.
Former Indian field coach R. Sridhar also admitted that the pitch needed significant improvement in the ODI series against India in South Africa. Regarding the poor performance of the Indian fielders they missed catches many times in the series. For example Dinesh Karthik responded late. The night sky poses a problem with Siraj. The call is not good. They need to fix it.
Rohit Sharma & Co are presently in Perth the place they are dealing with the Western Australia XI in two warmup games. After that, they’ll face off towards Australia and New Zealand in two extra warmup fits on 17 and 19 October respectively earlier than the massive conflict towards the arch-rivals Pakistan on October 23.