Gautam Gambhir says India must have a core group of players and play everyone in every ODI World Cup match. Workload management has been “Indian cricket’s worst blunder” in recent years, according to the former left-handed batter. He dubbed it “cricket’s worst error.”
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India’s ICC trophy drought begins this year. Team India has been close to winning the T20 World Cup, the Champions Trophy, and the 2019 World T20 final since 2013. It has yet to win any contests. In the past two T20 World Cups, they performed better. In last year’s T20 World Cup in Australia, they won four of five group matches to reach the semi-finals as table leaders.
However, they were eliminated by England by 10 wickets. This happened again in 2021 in the UAE (UAE). Former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels that top players like skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah took too many breaks.
In December, India Will Host The ICC One-Day International World Cup. Is India’s Trophy Drought Over? – Gambhir says India needs a core group of players to play all ODIs before the World Cup. Workload management has been “Indian cricket’s worst blunder” in recent years, according to the former left-handed batter. He dubbed it “cricket’s worst error.”
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Gambhir Stated The Following On Road To World Cup Glory
“They shared activities. This is the worst mistake the Indian cricket team has made in the previous two World Cups. When has our best player played 11 in the park? We have yet to do so; we only fielded our best eleven players at the World Cup, but that lineup could have been better. Whether they skip the T20 or IPL, these men must play enough white-ball cricket to prepare for the 50-over World Cup.”
2007 And 2011 World Cup Champions Encouraged Seniors And Fast Bowlers To Skip T20s And IPL
“People who play more than three varieties of cricket may take a vacation from Twenty20, but not ODI. The franchisee must undergo suffering. Indian cricket is the leading stockholder, not IPL. This mechanism causes IPL. India will enjoy tremendous applause and a more prominent ring if it wins the World Cup. Since the Indian Premier League (IPL) is played annually, it’s not a huge problem if a significant player can’t play. Every four years, the World Cup is held. A World Cup victory is more fulfilling than an IPL victory. “
Gambhir Also Reviewed India’s ODI World Cup Strategy And Blueprint
“First, you need courageous players; in 50 overs, you may need a mix of players. Be fearless.” Some players are their innings’ backbone. Job changes have also altered perceptions. We had one new ball then, but now we have two, each with five fielders. Today’s society no longer needs part-time workers. We need more reverse swings and finger spinners. Both are becoming uncommon.”
Gambhir predicted Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohler would help India win the ODI World Cup. This will be the last significant 50-over tournament with outstanding cricket players.
“When we talk about India’s new approach, template, and other things, I get the idea you need players who can rapidly adjust to certain positions or templates. I’m always adamant about doing this. Because some people can’t comply with that paradigm, there’s no reason to push them to do so. Rather than believing we have to play at a particular template, which would force us to pick 15 guys with the same attitude, it’s more vital to concentrate on finding individuals and ensuring the squad has the right mix of various players. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and other batters who can anchor their innings and spin well will be essential in the next World Cup.”