It’s high time to rebuild Team India for T20 format

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Men in Blue have shattered all dreams of Indian cricket fans after two back-to-back defeats against arch-rivals Pakistan and New Zealand by ten and eight wickets respectively which means that they will be exiting early from the tournament after the group stage.

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This defeat has raised several questions on team selection, captaincy, batting intent, and Bowling plans which weren’t on display to witness in these two matches. Virat Kohli’s captaincy has looked average, barring Bumrah none of the bowlers are looking keen to pick wickets and opening batters have failed miserably on both occasions.

With this early exit from the marquee event, Men in Blue needs to rebuild their T20 team in the same way England did to their team after their dismal performance in the 2015 World Cup. Let’s focus on areas where India needs to build their team in detail.

With Kohli already announced that he will be stepping down after this T20 World Cup as skipper, it is expected Rohit Sharma will be taking over the reins from him so the ideal choice will be to make Rishabh Pant or Shreyas Iyer as Vice-Captain as they both have done wonders for Delhi Capitals in IPL.

When the time comes Iyer or Pant can takeover skipper responsibility and lead India from there onwards. Bowling forms including the likes of Mohammad Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar should be accommodated to the other two formats, not in T20.

Young players like Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Umran Malik should be groomed for this format in the future.  When it comes to batting, Rituraj Gaikwad, Venkatesh Iyer, and Prithvi Shaw should be groomed for this format in the future.

A settled combination should be prepared right from top order to middle order and lower order where you have multiple options available at all spots so that players can be used accordingly depending on situations.