India batting coach Vikram Rathour has said that facing Afghanistan spinners will be a challenge for the Indian team in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
After facing back-to-back defeats in the T20 World Cup 2021 against Pakistan and New Zealand, Virat Kohli-led India will lock horns with Afghanistan on November 3 at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Meanwhile, the batting coach of India has stated that Afghanistan is a “good team”, and they have been performing well in the World Cup. However, he highlighted that the biggest challenge for the Indian batters will be the spin trio of Rashid Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and Mohammad Nabi.
“They’re a good team and they have done well. The challenge will be the spinners. And if we can play to our potential, we have a tremendous, skilful set of players, we should be okay,” Vikram Rathour told reporters.
In the last two matches against Pakistan and New Zealand, the Indian batters failed to go aggressive against the spinners in the middle overs. It will be interesting to see how they will counter the attack of Afghanistan spinners in middle overs on Wednesday.
We Have Enough Firepower In Our Team – Vikram Rathour
Batting coach Rathour further added that India has a lot of firepower in the team, but the players have failed to execute the plans properly.
“We have enough firepower in our team but, as I have said, we have failed to execute our plans,” he stated.
India are in a position where every game is a do or die game for them, and they have to win the three upcoming games and depend on other teams to qualify for the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, Vikram Rathour feels that India is not focusing on net run rate, and they are aiming at winning their first game in T20 World Cup 2021.
“We need to win first before going to the net run rate part. We are not thinking about the run rate or calculating anything. We just want to sort out our issues,” he asserted.