Updated June 5th, 2024 at 08:13 IST

'India have to play fearless': Former opener feels it's time for Rohit Sharma-led side to be bold

Former Team India opener sees the need for the Indian Cricket Team to bring out their bold and strong side in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 campaign.

Reported by: Pavitra Shome
Rohit Sharma | Image:BCCI
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Team India, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, are all set to begin their campaign in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024, and their first opponent will be Ireland. It will be a pivotal juncture for the side as they begin their redemption arc and avenge the ODI World Cup loss. But in order to secure a much-awaited ICC title, The Rohit Sharma-led side needs to adapt to a strategy to win games and emerge as a dominant side in the marquee tournament. A former Team India opener has insisted on a tactic for the Men in Blue which could help them bring a title and break the drought.

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Former opener wants Rohit Sharma-led Team India to be bold, aggressive for T20 WC 2024

Former Team India opener Wasim Jaffer opined that the Indian Cricket Team, led by Rohit Sharma, needs to play boldly and be aggressive throughout the tournament. He also points out the need for Virat Kohli's energy and dynamism in the games.

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"India have to play a fearless brand of cricket which we have not done in the last 2-3 World Cups. We have to be a little more aggressive. Hardik Pandya's role as an all-rounder is going to be quite crucial.

Team India huddle up ahead of their warm-up match against Bangladesh at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 | Image: X/@BCCI
 

"We don't know if Virat Kohli will open or bat at No.3. One can only hope that he continues to play the aggressive brand of cricket which he showed during the Indian Premier League. He has done it for many years, and the batting will revolve around him," Former India opener Wasim Jaffer said while speaking in one of his videos on his YouTube channel.

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Also Read: 'Required for balance': IND skipper Rohit Sharma points out the need of a spin-heavy side for T20 WC

The T20 World Cup 2024 is the ultimate chance for The Indian Cricket Team to secure a title, and Rohit Sharma will be hungry to finally clinch his first ICC title as a skipper. Team India will face Ireland in the opening match of the T20 WC group stage.

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Team India Squad for the T20 World Cup 2024: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj.

Travelling Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed and Avesh Khan.

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Published June 5th, 2024 at 08:13 IST