Former Indian batter Wasim Jaffer said Indian skipper Rohit Sharma should score more than 60 runs in the final T20I match against Sri Lanka to get his form back.
The Indian skipper hasn’t breached the 50-run mark in his last five T20I innings although he was dismissed twice in the 40s. He scored 44 from 32 against Sri Lanka in the first T20I in Lucknow but was bowled for just one run in the first over of India’s innings by Dushmantha Chameera.
Indian fans watching Rohit Sharma get 60-70 would be very nice: Wasim Jaffer
Jaffer said the Indian fans would be delighted to see the Hitman score anything in the range of 60-70. The former Indian player also wants the Indian bowlers to control the flow of runs in the slog overs.
” I think Rohit Sharma hasn’t struck form for a big-time, he scored 40 (44) in the first T20 but for the Indian fans watching him get 60-70 would be very nice,” Jaffer told ESPNCricinfo.
“To see how Deepak Hooda performs, Venkatesh Iyer and Ravi Bishnoi, if we get to see him play and the death bowling in the second T20 was a little disappointing conceding 80 runs in the last five overs would be a concern, so to see them do well in the last T20 would be great,” he added.
India seal the series against Sri Lanka in the second T20I
India won by seven wickets as they chased 184 in 17.1 overs as Ravindra Jadeja (45*) and Shreyas Iyer (74*) starred with the bat for the hosts. Jadeja came in to bat at No.5 at the start of the 14th over when India needed 58 runs to chase 184 with 2.5 overs to spare.
Since Rohit took over the white-ball captaincy from Virat Kohli after the T20 World Cup in 2021, India won their third T20I series in a row. Rohit has also tried to explore the bench strength of the Indian team by giving every player the opportunity to push their case for the T20 World Cup 2022 in October-November.
The final T20I between India and Sri Lanka will be played on Sunday at the same venue.