Indian team batting coach Vikram Rathour has revealed that the core group of players of the T20 World Cup in Australia had already been identified by the team management and there will be not much chopping and changes from here on until there is an injury concern.
India have been on a roll in 2020 with back to back home series wins against Sri Lanka(T20I) and Australia (ODI). And they are already 2-0 up against New Zealand in their conditions. So that makes the sense of Vikram’s statement quite relevant.
“Adjustments will keep going on till the last minute. But as far as I am concerned and the team management is concerned, we have the core. We know what our team is going to be. Unless there is a case of injury or really bad loss in form, I don’t see many changes happening,” said Rathour.
Rathour also spoke about how Iyer’s mindset and beliefs in his abilities are his success formulas.
“Apart from having those (batting) skills, I think the mindset is amazing. He (Iyer) believes he is a big player, and he is, without any doubt. He genuinely believes that he is a match-winner and he is here to stay. And that mindset I think helps him, that is the biggest advantage he has,” he said.
In the end Rathour laid download the importance of giving long-term opportunities to these young guns.