Rohit Sharma will be leading India in the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh as regular skipper Virat Kohli has been rested. Rohit will be hoping to repeat his IPL heroics where he had led Mumbai Indians to their record fourth IPL title earlier this year. Meanwhile, the acting captain has also gone on to say that this is also the best time to try all the youngsters as well.
During a media interaction ahead of the 1st T20I in Delhi, Rohit Sharma had spoken about giving the opportunity to the youngsters as well.
"There are a lot of younger players now as I had said at the start. Sanju probably is one of them who has been performing quite well for the last few years in the domestic circuit, IPL and Shivam is somebody who has just come into the ranks probably last year. He (Shivam) has made his mark just before last year's IPL auctions which is why people who were so keen to buy him in the team. So, they both have talent and a lot of ability. We have seen that in the domestic circuit as well how they have performed how they have played", said Rohit Sharma.
Meanwhile, Rohit also added that one of them might also get a game on Sunday before mentioning that the doors are open for all the young players at any given point of time. "There are a lot of new guys in the squad as well and a lot of the guys who have played before as well and not played a lot of T20s for India. So, we want to give opportunities and see what we have before we go for that World Cup (ICC World T20 2020) in Australia.
The four-time IPL winning captain Rohit Sharma has successfully led India to impressive victories whenever Virat Kohli made himself unavailable. Even in 2018’s Nidahas Trophy, Rohit Sharma led a spirited Indian unit to tri-series win after losing the first match of the tournament. In the final game against Bangladesh, Rohit Sharma top-scored with 56 to lead the charge of India’s successful run-chase. The right-handed batsman has led Team India to 12 wins in 15 T20 internationals. With a win percentage of 80%, Rohit Sharma holds a better success rate than other T20 veterans like MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. Sharma has also led India in 10 ODI matches.