Shastri aims to fill two spots for World Cup: The Indian Head Coach sounds confident of India’s chances for the world event.
With every passing match at the highest level, the Indians fans, team management and most importantly the selectors are getting closer to India’s squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. While former cricketers in Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan have already named their Best 15 for India, expect the others to do the same in the days to come.
Given the Indian team’s current form, they are giving the impression of covering all bases. Having said that, there are a couple of positions which they are yet to zero in on but should do it during the home series against Australia.
Worst ODI loss (balls remaining) and worst T20 loss (runs short of target) dealt out by the ‘Caps to India in back to back series. So much to be excited about and so much to think about #NZvIND
— Couch Coach (@CouchCoachRFC) February 6, 2019
* Lowest ODI total for India in this decade !!
* Biggest T20 defeat.
Team India played 3 Matches under Rohit’s Captaincy in 2019 & made 2 exceptional records. #MakeRohitIndianCaptain
— Chinmoy (@imChinmoy18) February 6, 2019
In a recently held exclusive interview with Cricbuzz, India Head Coach sounded confident of the Indian squad but didn’t shy away from admitting that the team has a couple of positions to consider.
“Nothing is missing really. But it is about just identifying who is the best for a particular position. We have got talent, we have skill, we have fast bowlers and we have belief. We have last two positions to consider and the selectors are on our page,” Shastri was quoted as saying.
Imagine the outrage if the last 2 defeats of India( 4th ODI & 1st T20) were under Virat’s captaincy, not complaining or degrading Rohit but they’ll may have gone nuts all over Virat.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 6, 2019
— Bilwasiva Basu Mallick (@bilwasiva) February 6, 2019
Not mincing his words, the 56-year old highlighted what the team wants and doesn’t want going into the much-awaited tournament. Shastri highlighted the need of players who will stand up on any given situation.
“Only thing, I don’t want passengers in the World Cup squad. We want players who are part of the team and can play at any time. I don’t want an extra this or that, if someone gets injured, no. I want a guy who can play anytime depending on the conditions and that’s one of the qualities of a top team – to be flexible at any time,” Shastri added.