Ahead of India vs Australia series, Rohit Sharma to address press conference at 1 PM Sunday, Follow LIVE


IND vs AUS LIVE: Rohit Sharma press conference: India captain Rohit Sharma is set to address the media ahead of the India…

IND vs AUS LIVE: Rohit Sharma press conference: India captain Rohit Sharma is set to address the media ahead of the India vs Australia series on Sunday at 1 PM. India will play three matches in the series against the Aussies, starting September 20 in Mohali. The Indian team will also be involved in a practice session Sunday afternoon as well. Ahead of the series, the entire squad barring Jasprit Bumrah arrived in Mohali on Saturday. Follow India vs Australia T20 series live updates with InsideSport.IN

Big Questions for Rohit Sharma for IND vs AUS series

  • Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik?
  • Deepak Hooda or Axar Patel?
  • Harshal Patel or Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 1st T20?
  • Is there a need to change opening combination?

After the disappointment of the Asia Cup, where they failed to reach the final, this series is an opportunity to get the confidence and rhythm back. The short break following the Asia Cup will rejuvenate the team. Virat Kohli’s return to form is also a big positive for Team India.

IND vs AUS LIVE: Ahead of massive India vs Australia series, India captain Rohit Sharma to address press conference on Sunday at 1 PM, Follow Live Updates

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IND vs AUS LIVE: Ahead of massive India vs Australia series, India captain to address press conference on Sunday at 1 PM, Rohit Sharma press conference LIVE

 

With the captain set to take questions from the media, their performance in the Asia Cup will be one of the topics. The current Indian team does not have a good record when coming to multi nation tournaments. They have bundled under pressure. The same happened in Asia Cup too.

However, there were some positive from the continental competition. The return of Virat Kohli into form is a welcome boost to the national team. He finished as the highest run scorer for India. The former captain even scored his maiden ton.

The other topics of discussion in the conference will be on the fitness levels of Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah. Both the players are making a come back into the side after missing the Asia Cup. They were at the NCA in Bengaluru due to back and rib injuries. Questions around the T20 World Cup will also be thrown at the Indian captain.

IND vs AUS LIVE: Ahead of massive India vs Australia series, India captain Rohit Sharma to address press conference on Sunday at 1 PM, Follow Live Updates

IND vs AUS LIVE: Ahead of massive India vs Australia series, India captain to address press conference on Sunday at 1 PM, Rohit Sharma press conference LIVE

Why is India T20 series of utmost importance?

The T20 World Cup is set to begin next month in Australia. Before the team leaves for Australia, they have six matches to prepare for the ICC events. They play three matches each against South Africa and Australia in the next 15 days.

It will allow the Indian team management to look at different options ahead of the World Cup. The team is still not undecided on the Playing XI – Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja’s replacement and others.

With Bumrah and Patel making a comeback from injuries, their fitness standards will also be assessed. They are both central figures in the Indian bowling line-up. These matches will give the duo good time to prepare for the T20 World Cup in Australia.

IND vs AUS LIVE: Ahead of massive India vs Australia series, India captain Rohit Sharma to address press conference on Sunday at 1 PM, Follow Live Updates

Australia Squad: Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.

India Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.





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