When asked about the senior players’ “future in T20 cricket,” India coach Rahul Dravid gave his response.
The 2022 T20 World Cup campaign of Team India was the subject of much hype. India hadn’t won an ICC tournament since 2013, but there was enough optimism for a different outcome this time around under captain Rohit Sharma. But it was not to be. In the semi-final on Thursday in Adelaide, England defeated India by 10 wickets to advance to the final against Pakistan thanks to the brilliant unbeaten half-centuries by Alex Hales and Jos Buttler. With four overs remaining and a target of 169 to be reached, Hales hit seven sixes in his 86 and Buttler hit three in a mesmerizing batting display to help England advance to Sunday’s final in Melbourne.
As a result, India’s wait for a world championship was extended by a full year. While the 2023 ODI World Cup will be held in India the following year, the 2024 T20 World Cup is two years away. The Indian team includes several players who are over the age of 30, including Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Virat Kohli, and Ravichandran Ashwin. It’s interesting to wonder if these players will be available until then. Rahul Dravid, India’s coach, responded to a question regarding the senior players’ “future in T20 cricket” after India’s defeat by England. He said that it is not the right time to talk about this topic. He also said that there is enough games, enough matches ahead, and India will try and build and prepare for the next World Cup .