With Pant unavailable, only two left-handed batsmen have been a part of the Test matches played by India: Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel. However, a third is preparing to make his debut as an opening batsman.
“There are some people who have missed out. Unfortunately, you can only pick 15-16 players in the team. But everyone’s time will come. That’s what I want to say.”
Rohit defends the structure of the bowling attack on the tour
The other feature of the team is the lack of experience among the fast bowlers – they have a combined 88 wickets and Mohammed Siraj has 52 wickets to his account. While Rohit said he has full confidence in the group that has been selected, he highlighted how the situation looks like it could be more normal.
“Indian cricket will always face this challenge because we play a lot of cricket, so obviously we have to manage the players, rotate them and give them enough breaks. When they return, we want them fresh. We need to be careful in the tournaments ahead.” Of us; The World Cup is coming, so we have to keep that in mind as well. We don’t have the luxury of focusing on one particular series, we have to look further as well. We have to see where which player is needed. That’s why we had to rotate the players and then new players came. This is also a good thing in a way because others are getting a chance.
“We have to build our bench strength, because you can’t play with just one team for years. You have to build a bench strength and players who are working hard, you have to bring them into the team so that they get opportunities and we also see that. We can see how well they handle pressure on the international stage, how they perform at their best.
‘This team will fight to win the championship’
Rohit once again faced the question as to why he could not win the Test Championship despite reaching the finals both times and in a moment of disappointment he hinted that India do not have their best team to play in 2023. Jasprit Bumrah (back) and Pant (knee) were missing due to serious injuries.
“First of all, I want everyone to be available. All my players that are there, I want them to be 100% available. I don’t want any injuries or anything. Second of all, we have crossed the line for a long time. “Haven’t done it.” But I think as long as we keep ticking the boxes, we keep playing good cricket and we keep doing the right things, it will fall into place. We have done a lot of good things over the years. Sometimes all you want is luck on your side. We have played cricket continuously in the last five-six years. We have probably won everywhere. But yes, winning the championship is more important. But I believe we’ll keep doing it until we get that championship. Fight hard for this.”