The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) will maintain a gathering with coach Rahul Dravid, captain Rohit Sharma and ex-skipper Virat Kohli earlier than deciding the longer term plan of action vis-à-vis the T20 facet following the 10-wicket defeat to England within the semifinal of the T20 World Cup on Thursday.
A board official stated the subsequent step will probably be taken solely after listening to Dravid and the 2 gamers as soon as they return from Australia. “We’ll name a gathering and focus on the roadmap for our T20 workforce,” the official advised The Indian Categorical. “We don’t need to take any resolution in haste. Let workforce administration and gamers current their standpoint first; the board will determine the right way to go about it later.”
After India’s embarrassing exit from the event, the arguments in favour of rebooting the workforce’s T20 ideology together with an overhaul of the squad have gathered momentum. The typical age of the Indian workforce within the T20 World Cup was 30.6, making them one of many oldest squads within the event. At 37, wicketkeeper-batsmanwas the oldest participant within the Indian workforce whereas (35), (33), R Ashwin (36), Suryakumar Yadav (32) and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (32) had been all above 30 as nicely.
By the point the subsequent T20 World Cup takes place within the West Indies and the USA in 2024, it’s unlikely that a few of these gamers will proceed being part of the facet. And so, the problem for the workforce administration in addition to the selectors will probably be to make sure a easy transition.
Hardik Pandya, who will lead the workforce within the three-match T20I collection in New Zealand subsequent week, is prone to be groomed as the subsequent India captain within the shortest format. Pandya was the one participant who appeared up for a combat towardswithin the semifinals, the place India – regardless of a star-studded line-up – didn’t have any response to the assault unleashed by Jos Buttler and Alex Hales.
After the match on Thursday, Dravid was requested in regards to the ageing Indian gamers and if they may stay part of the plan for the subsequent T20 World Cup cycle. “Nicely, it’s too early to speak about it proper now simply after a semifinal recreation,” Dravid replied. “These guys have been terrific performers for us. We’ve a few years to mirror on it. There are some actually good high quality gamers right here, so completely not the fitting time to speak about these items or take into consideration these items proper now. We’ll have sufficient video games, sufficient matches as we go on forward, and India will try to construct and put together for the subsequent World Cup.”
Nonetheless, it’s learnt that the choice committee may embrace just a few new faces within the line-up. The committee is at the moment headed by former India worldwide Chetan Sharma and has Sunil Joshi, Harvinder Singh and Debashish Mohanty as its members. The BCCI is but to nominate a West Zone selector, regardless of the submit being vacant for the final 10 months.