Since the start of this year, India’s limited-overs squads have undergone a lot of experimentation. However, it hasn’t had much of an impact on the outcomes of the matches since India has practically won all of its white-ball assignments. The fact that India has two backup players for almost every position in the starting XI speaks something about their talent level. Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, said that he and head coach Rahul Dravid had specifically planned a strategy to have stand-ins for the star players prepared for competitions like the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup.

Famous pacers like Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami won’t be around forever, therefore it’s important to give other players a chance so they can fill in when necessary, according to Rohit.

“Bumrah, (Mohammed) Shami and all these other players won’t be on the Indian team forever, so you need to make an effort to get the other people ready. We spoke about developing our bench strength since it would be crucial given the amount of cricket we play, the possibility of injuries, and other factors “said Rohit.

India has had seven captains thus far this year. Along with other members of the starting lineup including Virat Kohli, Bumrah, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, and Hardik Pandya, Rohit has often been rested. They are not included in India’s current ODI tour of Zimbabwe. Rohit says they don’t want to depend on just one or two individuals.

“We never want to be a team where the performance of just one or two players makes the difference; instead, we want to be a group where each player can contribute and help the team succeed on their own. Giving the young players as many opportunities as we can is important to us because we want to be that kind of group. Of course, more seasoned players are all around them. They might be of great help, “extra Rohit.