India Have Bench Strength To Cover Injuries – Rohit Sharma

India Have Bench Strength To Cover Injuries - Rohit Sharma
India has a bench strength that will make up for the absence of its injured stars when it takes on Pakistan in their first World Cup match. Captain Rohit Sharma said Saturday he's looking forward to leading his team at this event, which could not come fast enough after four years without playing international cricket against these opponents."

India has enough talent on its bench to take down the competition with injuries at this year's T20 World Cup. The team is without key players Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, but skipper Rohit Sharma believes that his squad can still make waves in Australia thanks largely due an injection of new blood brought by Mohammed Shami as well as all-rounder Hardik Pandya returning from international duty early last month following their commitments with Indian Premier League clubs Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals(RR).

"We know that injuries happen in sports, and they've been an unfortunate reality for us over the last year. We worked hard to build our bench strength," said Rohit while addressing reporters at a press conference ahead of their World Cup match against South Africa. "The bowlers who came with us have had ample opportunity throughout this tournament so far - it's about giving them one more game before sending them off."

India have been handed a last-minute replacement for their squad ahead of the opening fixture against Pakistan in Melbourne on October 23. The team were forced to wait after Shami missed out due his recovery from Covid, but they finally got what they wanted when 32-year-old bowling all-rounder Axar Singh was announced as part Sultan Ahmed Shah Tareef Gala Stadium matchday 22 v Australia 3rdTest 2018."

The veteran quick will meet up with the rest of his team in Brisbane, where India has two warm-up matches against Australia and New Zealand.

"Shami's recovery has been going well," said Rohit. "He had three to four sessions with full intensity this week and all seems good so far." Shamsi will join Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel and Arshdeep Singh in the Indian attack for their upcoming game against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium starting on Sunday evening local time.