The Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sourav Ganguly is not bothered by India’s recent slump in form. India was knocked out of the Asia Cup after they lost against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super Four stage.
Subsequently, Team India lost their opening T20I match of the series against Australia by four wickets at Mohali on Tuesday. Thus, the Rohit Sharma-led team has lost three out of their last four T20I matches. India’s death bowling has been a cause of concern for the team and they will be willing to turn the tables.
However, Ganguly said India has a good T20I record in the last year since the 2021 T20 World Cup and they will soon be back at their best.
“India has lost the last two-three matches. But India has a very good graph. Look at Rohit Sharma’s graph as captain. He has done well. His winning percentage is 82 percent. He had captained nearly 35 matches and had lost only 3-4 matches. I know Rohit Sharma and Coach Rahul Dravid are really concerned about the team. I hope they will make a comeback at Nagpur. I am not at all concerned about 2 or 3 losses. They had a talk with a team, and hopefully, they will make a comeback soon,” Sourav Ganguly told India Today.
With only five T20Is left before India plays their first T20 World Cup match against Pakistan, Ganguly is hopeful that they will be well prepared for the marquee event in Australia.
“India will travel to Australia some weeks ago before the World Cup. I am hopeful that India will do well and that they are prepared enough for the tournament. Virat Kohli is an important part of India’s team in the World Cup. But India has to play well. Everyone has to play well, starting with Kohli, Rohit, Pandya, and all. It’s very good news that Virat is back in form. I hope it will continue,” Ganguly added.
Meanwhile, India was knocked out of the Super 12 stage in the previous edition of the T20I showpiece and they will be looking to come up with a better show in Australia.
India will continue their preparation for the major event as they will take on Australia on Friday at Nagpur in the second T20I.