Skipper Rohit Sharma would not wish to muddle issues by “thinking too far ahead” concerning the ODI World Cup and mentioned he and head coach Rahul Dravid have a “fair idea” of how they’d method the showpiece to be held in India in October-November subsequent yr.
Asked if World Cup preparations begin with the three-match ODI collection in opposition to Bangladesh beginning right here on Sunday, Rohit made it clear that there’s nonetheless time earlier than his crew can begin pondering particularly concerning the marquee occasion.
“Every time you play a game, its preparing for something. The World Cup is still 8-9 months (10 months) from now. We can’t think so far ahead. We need to keep an eye on what we need to do as team,” Rohit advised mediapersons forward of the primary ODI.
He mentioned if he begins planning too early, it will not assist but in addition made it clear that the crew think-tank is aware of through which route it must journey.
“It is very, very important for us not to start thinking about so many things. Like we need to play this guy or that guy. Me and coach (Dravid) have fair idea what to do. We will narrow it down once we come closer to the World Cup,” he added.
Workload administration should with some on highway for 2 and half months
A couple of gamers like wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, with this Bangladesh collection, will be on the highway for greater than two and half months and the skipper emphasised on the requirement of workload administration.
He admitted that a number of cricket is being performed and it will not cease. It is the crew and other people round it who must do the best issues.
“As professionals, we now have to maintain up the depth. Yes, there’s a number of cricket and that is why we give them breaks. And folks want to grasp that after we give gamers a break, it’s only to handle the workload maintaining the larger image in thoughts.
“Cricket is not going to stop. There will always be lot of cricket and we need to manage our players. You want your best players to play with higher intensity all the time. So it is important to give them breaks, manage them as freshness is very important,” Rohit elaborated.
He then gave a peek into his crew’s gruelling schedule through the previous few months.
“Lot of the guys have been on the road before the World Cup and we had two back-to-back series versus Australia and South Africa. And then, we went straight to Australia. It has already been two and half months. It is impossible in this day and age that you will always play with your best 15. It’s not going to happen,” he was blunt.
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