In the last few months, the Indian team management and selectors have thrown a lot of opportunities to young players. With players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah frequently rested, the young players have been given ample opportunities to prove their mettle on the International stage.
The youngsters have also grabbed their chances with both hands and India has added value to their bench strength. In fact, these young players have performed consistently at the domestic circuit and also in the IPL but playing for the national team is a different kettle of fish.
Players like Deepak Hooda, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, and Ravi Bishnoi have risen through the ranks and they are all expected to play a crucial in India’s success.
Meanwhile, it is well known that India has always had a hectic schedule and it is important for the team’s think tank to manage the workload of all the players.
“We play a lot of cricket, so there will be injuries and workload management, so we have to rotate players,” Rohit said on the Star Sports show ‘Follow the Blues’.
“But it gives our bench strength to go and play the game, which is why we could try so many other guys who are ready to take that international stage and perform,” he added.
“We want to create our bench strength, we want to make sure that India’s future is in safe hands. That’s the plan that we are trying to have.”
Rohit added that winning and losing is part of the game but most importantly they want to get better as a team.
“I don’t know what next to expect but for me particularly, it’s just about getting better every day as a team,” said Rohit.
“No matter if you win or lose the series, that cannot take priority. What should take priority is if we are getting better as a team.
“The team’s goal is important and then obviously parts in it where the individuals come into play and play the role in the team’s success. But whatever the team is trying to do, the individuals need to buy into that thought process and work towards that direction.”
Rohit will lead the team in the Asia Cup and the Men in Blue will begin their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on 28th August.