India’s ner T20I skipper KL Rahul has said his team’s long-term goal is next World Cup but every series is equally important.
India will take on New Zwaland the 3-match T20I seies starting this Wednesday.
Rohit Sharma will lead the national team in the T20Is following Virat Kohli’s quitting from the leadership job following the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2021.
“The long-term goal is to focus on the World Cup but we will focus on the process and every series from now on is important. We will try to see what combinations are perfect for us and can be used for the world cup but right now we will be focusing on one series at a time,” said Rahul during a virtual press conference on Monday.
Rahul also lauded Rohit Sharma’s leadership qualities and understanding of the game.
“There is no new thing is Rohit’s captaincy. We have been seeing him leading the Mumbai Indians for a long time now and his stats are so great. He has a good understanding of the game and his tactic is really good. We all enjoy watching Rohit bat. He is a great guy to be around and all of us are excited about the New Zealand series,” said Rahul.
Speaking about his new role in the team, Rahul said, “I think it’s a collective effort whatever happens in a team’s sport like cricket. Everybody should be clear about their roles. All the players in the team, have been together for a very long time, we get along really well. It will be fun to go out and play.”
The first T20I will be played on November 17 in Jaipur followed by the second one on November 19 in Ranchi and third in Kolkata on November 21.