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‘Due to absence of key players’, Rohit Sharma opens on India’s WTC failure

Indian cricket team received tons of bad comments from cricket experts as well as from fans following their second consecutive WTC final failure. In the played two WTC finals, India ended up as runner-up of the tournament.

Rohit Sharma opens on India’s WTC failure and feels the absence of key players through injuries is one of the biggest considerations in the Team’s big events.

Rohit Sharma opens on India’s WTC failure

The new Test Champions cycle has started for India with Test matches on the West Indies tour 2023 on July 12. The Indian cricket team might be one of the greatest teams in World Cricket, but its inability in the WTC was hurting its massive fanbase.

The Indian Team is now starting a new Test cycle Championship with a 2-match series against West Indies, where skipper Rohit Sharma was asked to pick the thing which is lacking on his team, and he pinpoint about the availability of the players.

“Firstly, I want everyone to be available. All my players, I want them to be available 100 percent. I don’t want any injury concerns. That’s first and foremost,” he said in a press conference on the eve of the first Test against West Indies.

In the WTC final against Australia, India missed the services of Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul, all because of injuries. If India is to win the next WTC final, Rohit feels the availability of such star players is very important.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer

Speaking on the performance of India in recent times, the Hitman felt that his team had some changes but not to the expected level.

“I feel that as long as you keep ticking the boxes, keep playing good cricket, things will fall into place. Overall the years, we have done a lot of good things. It’s just that sometimes you want luck to be on your side as well.

Over the last five-six years, we have probably won everywhere, but yes, winning championships are important as well. Until we get that championship, we are going to keep fighting hard for it.”

We have five or six experienced batters who couldn’t go on to get big runs. That is what probably cost us,” Rohit said in the post-match press conference on Sunday.

“We’ll see what is required (for the next WTC cycle), and what brand of cricket we want to play in the next two years. Who are the guys who can do that role for us? That is the question that we need to find answers for.

There are a lot of players who are doing really well in our domestic cricket. It’s about finding them. I also want to see where the next World Test Championship final is being played. Based on that, we will decide on what sort of players we want,” Rohit said.

“I would love that. But is there time for it? That’s the big question. In this WTC, you work hard for two years and then you have only one shot at it. You cannot get into that momentum that you need in Test cricket. In the next cycle, if it is possible, a three-match series final would be ideal,” Rohit said.

“When we were last here in England, we had a good 25-30 days to prepare ourselves. And you saw the result – we were 2-1 up until that game got called off. In an ideal scenario, I would prefer if we have 20 to 25 days to prepare for a game like this,” Rohit said.

On Cameron Green’s catch which send back Shubman Gill, Rohit said, “The third umpire should have seen more replays. The decision was made quite quickly. More camera angles should have been shown. We’ve got ten different camera angles in the IPL. I don’t know why in a world event like this, there was no ultra motion or any kind of zoomed image.”

Rohit Sharma on Gill's Dismissal in WTC 2023 Final
Camron Green’s controversial catch to dismiss Gill in WTC 2023 final(Image: Twitter)
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