Our entire focus now is only on the ODI World Cup 2023 and the World Test Championship. Rahul Dravid expressed his intention to give opportunities to youngsters in the T20 team and this is a good opportunity to try the young players. That means Kohli and Rohit will now have to focus only on ODIs and Tests, Dravid indirectly said. Dravid was talking to the media after the loss in the second T20 match against Sri Lanka.
Because the ODI World Cup will be held in India by the end of this year. So for the World Test Championship, Team India has to play the last 4 Test matches against Australia. Winning is very important in this. Kohli and Rohit played the last T20 match of the World Cup against England in the semi-final. In this match, Team India lost humiliatingly by 10 wickets. After this, the Indian team played the T20 series on the tour of New Zealand. In this series, Hardik Pandya was entrusted with the captaincy of T20. Now under the leadership of Hardik, the Indian team is playing the second consecutive T20 series against Sri Lanka. In such a situation, it is being speculated that the T20 captaincy can be entrusted on Hardik’s shoulders.
What exactly did Rahul Dravid say?
“Only 3-4 players from the Indian team that played in the last semi-final (T20 World Cup) are playing in the playing XI for this match (against Sri Lanka). We are at a completely different stage considering the next T20 schedule. That is why our team is completely young and like Sri Lanka “It’s a good experience to play with a strong team. The good thing is that our focus is on the ODI World Cup and the World Test Championship. T20 is the best opportunity for us to test these youngsters.”