Former India head coach Ravi Shastri said India can easily play like England in T20Is. He said India should start identifying young players for roles in the lead-up to the ICC T20 World Cup in 2024 sooner than later.
Shastri lauded England’s approach, saying they were the only team in the World Cup that took the bull by its horn and focused on role clarity in the shortest format.
India were slammed for playing with a conservative approach in Australia, which led to their elimination from the semi-final.
Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid tried to introduce a more attacking style but went ahead with the same players, which led to another failure.
“India will have to be clear about roles and also on identifying match-winners. They can follow England’s template,” he said.
“They identified young players who can go for the kill right from the start after facing humiliating exit in the 2015 World Cup. England left out more accomplished players and went ahead with fearless youngsters and the result has been amazing,” he added.
“India have players and the team can easily follow England’s style in white-ball cricket especially in T20Is.”
Hardik Pandya will lead the Men in Blue in a three-match T20I series against New Zealand.