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Ravi Shastri Warns Rohit Sharma-led Team India In This Regard Ahead of T20 World Cup

New Delhi: Ravi Shastri is someone who has been closely associated with Indian Cricket for a long time. First as a director, then as a head coach, Shastri has served Indian cricket in proper capacity till 2021 T20 World Cup. There is no denying the fact that Shastri knows the team – both in and out. In a recent interaction at the Mumbai Press Club, Shastri pointed India’s strength and weakness ahead of the T20 World Cup. The 60-year-old also mentioned that how India must step up against Pakistan in regard to their fielding.Also Read – India to Travel to Pakistan For Asia Cup 2023 – Report

“One area that India will have to pick up and start right from the beginning is fielding. They need to work hard and get their A game on the field when they step out against Pakistan. Those 15-20 runs that you save can make all the difference because otherwise every time you get out to bat, you need to get 15-20 runs extra. For sides like Australia, England, South Africa they field like crazy. Look at what Sri Lanka did in the Asia Cup with fielding. They won a tight game against Pakistan riding on fielding,” Shastri pointed out. Also Read – India vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup 2022: Rain Likely to Play Spoilsport at MCG; Early Weather Forecast Prediction For Oct. 23 Get Fans Nervous

However Shastri was extremely confident of India’s batting as he went on to say – “I have been part of the system for the last six-seven years, first as a coach and now I am watching from the outside, and I think this is as good a line-up as India has ever had in T20 cricket. With Surya (Surya Kumar Yadav) at No 4, Hardik at No 5, and Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik at No 6 it makes a massive difference,” Shastri said. “It allows the top order to play the way they are playing.” Also Read – Rohit Sharma's Form to Jasprit Bumrah Replacement; Concerns For India Ahead of Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 Game

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