Rohit Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)
Rohit Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)

India skipper Rohit Sharma has stated that the return of tri-series or quadrangular series would allow all teams to get more rest days and, as a result, play with greater intensity when they do have matches.

The cricket schedule has gotten busier in recent years, with teams frequently playing one day apart or sometimes on consecutive days. The final two T20 Internationals in the series between England and India would serve as a recent example.

IND vs ENG Rohit Sharma Jos Buttler
Rohit Sharma and Jos Buttler. Image: BCCI

Sharma suggested bringing back the tri-series or quadrangular series as an opportunity to better manage the planning since they would offer teams time to rest and sustain the intensity of games.

“It can be managed better, but I do believe it to be important. The scheduling must also be done with sufficient breathing room. Bilateral series must be played.”

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Getty)

“We used to watch a lot of triangular or quadrangular shows as youngsters and as I got older, but that has now completely ended. I believe that is a viable option moving forward to provide a squad adequate time to rest and return, “said Sharma.

‘The cricket boards can manage the scheduling a bit better’: Rohit Sharma

India’s captain continued by saying that international games are played with a high level of intensity, and that cannot be compromised. Additionally, he claimed that the cricket boards may slightly improve scheduling.

“Every time you play in a game under pressure to serve your country, you want to play with great energy.”

Rohit Sharma and VVS Laxman (Image Credits: Twitter)
Rohit Sharma and VVS Laxman (Image Credits: Twitter)

“You do not want to compromise on that, therefore I do realize when we play the bilateral series, the scheduling, and the amount of time between each game can be managed a little bit better, not only from India’s perspective but from all boards as well” Sharma added.

The first two games of a three-match ODI series between India and England are now equal at 1-1.

The final game will take place on Sunday at Manchester’s Old Trafford.

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