India vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I: Rohit Sharma hints at Shivam Dube's debut in India
NEW DELHI: the alternate captain of India Rohit Sharma on Saturday he indicated that all-terrain Mumbai Shivam dube Their international debut could be presented when the hosts meet Bangladesh at the opening of Twenty20 International.
While the boss spoke very well of the young Dube and Sanju Samson , recognized the experience of Kerala wicket-keeper.
Rohit said one of the two players could be seen in the XI he was playing and the way he supported the young goalkeeper Rishabh pants , it was clear that it is most likely Dube who gets his cap from India.
We will evaluate now and probably a little before the game too. But both (Sanju and Dube) are definitely in the fray. One of them could definitely play. You can see it playing XI. All doors are open to all. Anyone could enter the XI at any time, Rohit said at the pre-game press conference.
Rohit, leading the team in the absence of Virat Kohli, who has rested, backed the local boy Pant, an indication that Samson may not be in the XI.
We have to back it up (Rishabh). He has only played 15-20 T20. It is too early to judge. There is still a long time before issuing a judgment on Rishabh, he said.
Rohit expressed his happiness that the young generation will give India many options.
Sanju is one of them. He has performed quite well on the national circuit and on IPL, and Shivam is someone who came to the ranks last year. It's someone who left his mark just before the IPL auction last year, that's why people were very interested in buying it.
There are many new boys on the team. They haven't played much T20 for India and we have to give them opportunities and see what we have before going to the World Cup in Australia.
The captain said conditions will dictate the combination.
It has a lot to do with the way the field will play. If the field is slow, slow bowlers come into play a lot. If that means we have to play three spinners, then we will play three spinners. And if there is grass and we feel there will be a little rebound, then we could also play with three sealers. So it all depends on the conditions, he said.