“It's good to have options but…”: Sanjay Manjrekar's message to India amid 2024 T20 World Cup

“It's good to have options but…”: Sanjay Manjrekar's message to India amid 2024 T20 World Cup



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Former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar believes India should strive to strike the right balance in the playing XI according to the conditions, which will help them win the 2024 T20 World Cup. During the group stage in the United States, India decided to go with three frontline pacers and two spinners. But in the Super 8 stage against Afghanistan, Mohammed Siraj was dropped for Kuldeep Yadav to provide the services of an extra spinner. Hardik Pandya played as the third pacer, while Shivam Dube offered the option of another pacer.

Manjrekar evaluated India's playing options, which include a variety of players, and believes the team should adopt a winning combination according to the surface.

“I think it's always good to have a lot of options and I think it's most important for any team management when there are exciting options to choose from. So I don't think it's an issue but they should stick to what would be the best playing XI to make India win in certain situations,” Manjrekar said on the show 'Caught and Bowled' on Disney Hotstar.

India has performed brilliantly in the current T20 World Cup. India, placed in Group A, defeated Ireland, Pakistan and co-host USA to make it to the Super 8.

Their final group stage match against Canada in Florida was washed out due to rain and the Rohit-led side topped the group with seven points.

India played their first Super 8 match against Afghanistan on Thursday, losing by 47 runs. Suryakumar Yadav starred with the bat and scored 53 runs off 28 balls at an impressive strike rate of 189.29.

India will look to continue their unbeaten streak when they take on Bangladesh at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Saturday.

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dubey, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.

Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Avesh Khan.

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