In today’s blog we talk about the recent change that has taken place in Team India’s T20 team.Yes most of you might be surprised seeing that Team India in the last few t20 series has not gone with its full strength side.Bumrah, Bhuvi,Kohli, Hardik,Jadeja have missed few series.Well there is an agenda behind it.Today we ll discuss about few of them.
Ok so the first one out of them is managing work load.Players like Bumrah,Kohli,Hardik play all 3 formats and its important to manage their workload.Keeping them fit is very important and hence Team Management can’t put more weight on single players,hence timely rest has to be given to them.
Thinking about the future is another important thing.We can see team Management is testing all young talents like Washington Sundar,Rishab Pant,Navdeep Saini, Mayank Markande,Rahul Chahar,Deepak Chahar etc . Opportunities are been given to these players now itself so that they get used to the conditions and pressure while playing in the big stage,team Management is also trying to find substitutes for every player.For example Hardik Pandya can be replaced by Shivam Dubey or Krunal Pandya or Washington Sundar or Ravindra Jadeja or by 2 all rounders together which brings in stability to the side.
More importantly Team Management is experimenting certain players at certain positions to see how they perform.Players like Rishab Pant,Shreyas Iyer have been tried and tested for the no 4 and no 5 slots, since this particular slot has been a headache for the last few years.Team Management is trying to sought it out by giving continuous opportunities.
Being ready for transition is another thing.You never know when which player gets injured or gets out of form and hence on that day another equally capable tried and tested player should be ready to replace him.
Another reason what i feel is that Team India is trying to copy the brand of cricket of Team England.Well England plays Fearless brand of cricket and they bat really deep.Same thing was tried by Team India too in the recently concluded few series where we saw that we had batsmans to bat till no 7 or no 8 and almost 7 bowlers to bowl,in one match we saw around 4 wicket keepers it was when MSD, Dinesh Karthik,KL Rahul, Rishab Pant all played in the same match.
So these are some of the reasons why Team Management is trying to play around with the T20i side, chopping and shuffling work is going on and might continue for long till the World Cup.