Ahead of the third and final T20I between India and New Zealand, Chief Selector MSK Prasad said that they have made up their mind regarding the core team that will get to feature in the ICC World Cup 2019, set to take place in May.
“The most important thing that we need to focus on is to have the right mix of players for different formats. We need to keep planning for every tour well in advance by keeping our players fit and fresh through proper rotation. Since we have created enough bench strength across formats, I have no doubt about the success of our rotation policy.”
Prasad also said that they have a reserve bunch of five fast bowlers to be selected in the team. “I have absolutely no worry about our pace bowling backups. Apart from our premier five fast bowlers, we have reserve bunch of five fast bowlers who are competent enough to get into the senior team. Hardik (Pandya) lends good balance as he can chip in with ball and bat. His fielding adds that edge.”