Head coach Ravi Shastri gives snippets of his plans for India before his retirement.
The head coach will guide the team until the 2021 T20 World Cup. India cricket team’s head coach Ravi Shastri said that he will use his remaining two-year term to ease the team into transitional phase. Shastri’s new term will last until the 2021 T20 World Cup.
During an interview, Shastri talked about his plan for the India cricket team. He said that his goal is to keep the team ahead among the cricket playing nations.
‘The vision is to keep the consistency level going. It will be a team in transition and one has to keep an eye out for the youth and also keep an eye on developing the bench strength as far as batting and bowling goes across all three formats. We should, at the same time, be never losing sight of the fact that you play to win. Never losing that angle but yet at the same time, investing in youth’, said Shastri.
‘You might get the odd game or the odd series in which you might lose in the quest of investing but that is what you have to do to earn success. If you have to build a good side and keep it in good space for another five years to go, you need to do it’, he added.
Shastri said that his next project is to prepare team India for their first home match against South Africa. The teams will play three sets of T20I, ODI, and Test match. The Test match for the tour is counted for the World Test Championship. The former cricketer turned coach said that he will see to it that the team will maintain their no.1 position in the rankings.
‘We are playing at home and it is the World Test Championship - so now there is even more reason on why you have to play the way you should. There are now points to be accumulated. We are the No.1 team in the world and we have been for the last three years, so there is pride at stake as well.’
Shastri said that he wants to keep the team’s consistent performance. Just recently, India clinched their tour in West Indies, winning in all formats of the game.
The Men In Blue will begin their T20I match against the Proteas on September 15, 2019.
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