IND versus WI | ‘We don’t have much to change,’ says Rohit Sharma ahead of first ODI

Ahead of the first ODI against the West Indies on Sunday in Ahmedabad, India’s white-ball captain Rohit Sharma said the national team did not need to change much. Rohit further added that the team will continue with the brand of cricket they played under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.

India will face West Indies in the first ODI of the three-match series on Sunday, February 6 in Ahmedabad. The remaining two matches of the ODI series will be played at the same venue and both teams will travel to Kolkata for the three matches of the T20I. India’s white ball captain Rohit Sharma, who missed the entire South African tour with a hamstring injury, will be back in action in the series opener against the West Indies on Sunday.

Meanwhile, ahead of India’s first ODI against West Indies, Rohit said he would like to advance the team hence the former captain Virat Kohli leave behind. Rohit Sharma is of the opinion that India need not change much and can carry on with the brand of cricket they played under Kohli in the ODIs.

“There’s not much we need to change. On some occasions there will be situations where we need to change our game. Being open to doing different things at different times is a requirement and it’s a conversation that we had. It’s not like I have to come in and drastically change things. I’m going to make it clear to the players what is expected of them,” Rohit Sharma told reporters at the press conference.

India’s white ball captain also talked about India’s winning percentage in ODIs which is over 70% and proves how good the team has been in ODI cricket.

“Our ODI winning percentage has been over 70% if I’m not mistaken. We’ve tried to talk to individuals about the things that need to be done. It’s not like you have to come in and copy other teams We have a different setup, we play a certain way, I’m open to changes in approach and I’ve talked to the guys about it, but we can’t change too much.

“We don’t want to complicate things. We played outstanding cricket. There are certain moments that we have to capitalize on. The guys coming in haven’t played much ODI cricket. Experience is going to be very crucial. More the next few months we will try to do things a little differently,” concluded Rohit Sharma.

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