T20 Mastery: Mhambrey Reveals Insights on Rohit and Virat’s Strategic Gameplay in Bilateral Series

Mhambrey on senior players in bilateral T20Is: “Players like Rohit and Virat focus on specific aspects in their T20 performances.”


India is getting ready for the three-match T20 series that begins this Sunday against South Africa. Their tour of South Africa begins with this series and ends with three ODIs and two Test matches. The T20I team is the same as the one that recently toured Australia for a five-match series, but without veteran players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Suryakumar Yadav is the team captain.

There is ambiguity surrounding Rohit and Kohli’s inclusion in the team, despite the fact that players like Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are anticipated to be important contributors to the forthcoming T20 World Cup. Coach Paras Mhambrey of India’s bowling unit has stated that the bilateral series is providing opportunities for young players to “assess the adaptability of the team”.

He clarified to PTI, “It doesn’t mean that bilateral T20 Internationals are not important.” “I want to stress how important it is for every player to maintain balance. Additionally, it is based on the person. Rohit And whether they are playing for India or the IPL, players like Virat concentrate on particular areas during their T20 matches.”

For the most part, the T20 squad members participating in the South Africa series will be unfamiliar with the country’s climate. Mhambrey stated, “We can assess and comprehend young players’ adaptability—their game awareness, how they handle pressure, and how they handle the challenges that come with representing India—by watching them in bilateral series. Indeed, do so.

“Will never assert that players don’t care about red-ball cricket.”
Mhambrey pointed out that the new breed of fast bowlers always goes for red-ball cricket over white-ball, even when the latter is more lucrative. “I would never say that players are uninterested in red-ball cricket,” he stated. Any aspiring spinner or fast bowler will always prioritize excelling in Test cricket when asked which format they would like to play in. Will make a decision. Will make a decision.”

He acknowledged that after playing red ball cricket, some bowlers might decide to switch to the white ball format. “It is inevitable that some bowlers will select the white-ball format. They might have participated in every format before deciding that the white-ball format is more appropriate for their style of play and skill set. It’s a personal choice, and there is nothing that can be done about it, he stated.

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