India Vs Bangladesh: Sharma Hints At A Different Approach From India
India cricket team's stand-in skipper addressing a press conference before the second T20I against Bangladesh that is set to take place on Thursday stated that India's approach tomorrow will be different, "If the pitch is good you will see a different Team India approach." Sharma stated, "By the look of it, the pitch looks good. Rajkot has always been a good track to bat and it does offer some assistance to the bowler also. So it will be a good pitch and will be better than what we saw in Delhi."
Rohit Sharma: Shouldn't focus too much on what happened in Delhi
India's bowling attack in the first T20 was not up to the mark. However, Rohit Sharma stated that the team doesn't need to focus too much on what happened back in Delhi. He further mentioned that there will be no change in the batting line up. However, the bowling attack will be decided after analysing the pitch. "I don't think we need to think about what happened there (Delhi). Of course, I think the combination that we played in the last game was based on the pitch, so we will see the pitch again today and decide what we need to do in our bowling line up and our batting line up looks good so I don't think we need any change there. We will analyze the pith and see if there is any difference and based on that we will try to see what we can do as a team," he said.
The stand-in skipper responding to a reporter's question on his motivation, Rohit Sharma said that it did not matter which format he played and that he aimed to put up his best performance. Rohit Sharma said that the very fact that he was representing 1.3 billion people was his biggest motivation to go out on the field and perform at his best.
The result of the first T20I
In a thrilling last-over match, Captain Mahmudullah finished off in style as Bangladesh beat India in the first T20 at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi by 7 wickets. This was also Bangladesh's first victory against the Men in Blue in T20 cricket. The much-speculated match, owing to the high pollution levels in Delhi, witnessed low-scoring but a spectacular show from the Bangladesh team as they took the match up till the last over to hand India defeat in the first match of the three-match T20 series.