I am not at all concerned about 2 or 3 losses, India has very good graph in T20Is: Sourav Ganguly
Team India will face Australia in the second T20I encounter on September 23.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly is not too worried about team India's recent performance in the T20I format. The Men in Blue, after having a poor outing in the 2022 Asia Cup, also lost the first T20I encounter against Australia in Mohali.
However, the former Indian skipper has said that he is not too much concerned about India losing two or three games. He stated that India has a great graph in the shortest international format where even Rohit Sharma has noteworthy credentials as the captain of the side.
I hope India will make a comeback at Nagpur: Sourav Ganguly
"India have lost the last two-three matches. But India has a very good graph. Look at Rohit Sharma's graph as captain. He has done well. His winning percentage is 82 percent. He had captained nearly 35 matches and had lost only 3-4 matches. I know Rohit Sharma and Coach Rahul Dravid are really concerned about the team. I hope they will make a comeback at Nagpur. I am not at all concerned about 2 or 3 losses. They had a talk with a team, and hopefully, they will make a comeback soon," Sourav Ganguly told India Today.
Meanwhile, the former cricketer also lavished praises on Virat Kohli's form in the recently concluded Asia Cup and expected him to continue his form in the upcoming T20 World Cup. India will head to Australia in a few weeks of time.
"India will travel to Australia some weeks ago before the World Cup. I am hopeful that India will do well and that they are prepared enough for the tournament. Virat Kohli is an important part of India's team in the World Cup. But India has to play well. Everyone has to play well, starting with Kohli, Rohit, Pandya, and all. It's very good news that Virat is back in form. I hope it will continue," Ganguly added.
Meanwhile, the home team will take on Australia in the second T20I encounter to be played at the VCA Stadium, Nagpur. Opening batter KL Rahul and star all-rounder Hardik Pandya who had a good outing with the bat in the first match will want to continue their good form. Senior pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who was rested for the first T20I encounter, is also expected to make a comeback in the Indian playing XI for the next game.