Asia Cup 2022: India Should Not Change Their Approach: Ravi Shastri

Updated - 23 Aug 2022, 09:33 PM

Ravi Shastri
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On Tuesday, Ravi Shastri stated that India must keep up their ferociously aggressive batting style in the shortest format after previously being a little “timid.”

India’s early exit from the T20 World Cup last year was a result of their cautious approach at the beginning of the innings. The competition served as Shastri’s final job as head coach of India.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. (Photo: Twitter)

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“They should not change the approach (they have shown of late). Even when I was a coach we discussed we were a bit timid at the top considering the players we had down the order. “

“It is the right approach. You will lose a few games in between but if you start winning with this approach you can take that confidence in big games and use the same tactics,” said Shastri in a press conference organised by Star Sports.

K L Rahul returns from an injury layoff, and Virat Kohli, who was rested for the West Indies series, will be back in the starting lineup.

Can the two senior batters, exhibit the same level of ferocity? “why not They are very seasoned athletes, “Shastri stated.

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They have played enough IPL and T20s and it should not be tough for them to adjust. With Rishabh, Hardik, and Jadeja there is enough depth in the middle and lower order to get the innings back on track if the top order falls cheaply. Hardik and Bumrah’s workload needs to be observed carefully.”

Shastri continued by saying that the toss advantage should be eliminated. Even at the World Cup in the UAE last year, where most teams chose to bat second in the morning dew, the toss played a significant role.

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