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T20I: India trying youngsters to get them ready for other formats, says Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team Rajkot, Gujarat, India Nov 06, 2019, 05.50 PM (IST)

As India prepares to take on Bangladesh after suffering a stunning defeat in the Delhi T20 International, stand-in Indian skipper Rohit Sharma said that the team is looking to provide opportunities to younger players in order to make them ready for other formats. 

"You have seen many players who have emerged from T20I format and then they have gone on to play ODIs and Tests, " Sharma told reporters ahead of the second T20 against Bangladesh. He added that this move doesn't mean that the team is not looking to win matches.

"Winning games is our top-most priority," the stand-in captain asserted.

On Sunday, Bangladesh tasted their first-ever T20 success against India when they comprehensively defeated India by seven wickets. 

Sharma added that the team is not focussing on any one department and the idea is to perform "collectively". 

"We will make a little change to our approach. We were playing according to the pitch in the first T20I, but if the pitch is better in the next match, then our approach would be different in the next two T20Is, Sharma said.

The skipper also hoped for a better track at Rajkot.  

The second encounter of the three-match series will be held in Rajkot on November 7.

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Rohit Sharma also added that the team is not focussing on any one department and the idea is to perform "collectively".