Without naming specific players, Indian head coach Rahul Dravid has requested that his players maintain a strike rate in high-scoring matches. He was giving a virtual news conference to the media ahead of tomorrow’s first T20I match against South Africa. For this five-match T20I series at home, Indian management opted to rest its two top-order star players, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
Last month, both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli had a bad Indian Premier League 2022 season. With only 268 runs at a strike rate of 120.17, Indian captain Rohit Sharma has failed to reach a single fifty this season.
He was also chastised for his leadership decisions, including not picking up Tim David in early games and changing the bowling unit frequently throughout the season. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, had a better tournament than his national team’s captain.
Kohli scored 341 runs, but his strike rate was 115.99 at the end of the season. He scored 73 runs against the Titans to help RCB reach the knockout rounds, but he was unable to make an impact in the second qualifying match.
In difficult conditions, athletes must maintain their strike rate and develop their innings, according to the former renowned hitter.
The South African squad has named a very strong roster for the India trip and is anticipated to give the world’s number one team a rough time.
“Obviously, if it’s a high-scoring game, you want your guys to keep the strike rate up. “If the wicket is more difficult, they must adapt to it as well,” Dravid stated during the virtual news conference.
In the 2019 T20 World Cup, India will rely on Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli as a strong top-order force. Rahul Dravid has lauded this trio as “high talent,” but he is also optimistic about the ability of other players to step in for Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who are both injured. In the opening match against South Africa tomorrow, Ruturaj Gaikwad is slated to begin alongside KL Rahul, with Shreyas Iyer stepping in at number three.