IND vs WI T20 Series: Organizational HARAKIRI in Caribbean, CWI asks Rohit Sharma & Nicholas Pooran’s team to play 3rd T20 with just 16 HOURS gap: Follow LIVE Updates

IND vs WI T20 Series: IND vs WI 2nd T20 Timing changed: What can only be dubbed as organisational HARAKIRI, Cricket West…

IND vs WI T20 Series: Organizational HARAKIRI in Caribbean, CWI asks Rohit Sharma & Nicholas Pooran’s team to play 3rd T20 within 16 HOURS, India vs WestIndies
IND vs WI T20 Series: Organizational HARAKIRI in Caribbean, CWI asks Rohit Sharma & Nicholas Pooran’s team to play 3rd T20 within 16 HOURS, India vs WestIndies

IND vs WI T20 Series: IND vs WI 2nd T20 Timing changed: What can only be dubbed as organisational HARAKIRI, Cricket West Indies wants India and West Indies to play two matches within just 15 hours gap. The reason? The CWI was forced to change the timing of 2nd T20 due to late arrival of “crucial luggage” from Trinidad. The 2nd T20 will begin only at 11 PM IST and will run till 3 AM. The 3rd T20 will start at 8 PM 2nd August, meaning, Rohit Sharma & Nicholas Pooran & Co will only have 15 hours to recover. Follow India vs WestIndies 2nd T20 LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

At a time when all the players including India captain Rohit Sharma are vocal about scheduling, Cricket West Indies has only shot themselves in the foot. Until and unless the timing for 3rd T20 is changed to maintain a 24-hour gap, both teams will have to shuffle squad to keep everyone fresh.

IND vs WI T20 Series: Organizational HARAKIRI in Caribbean, CWI asks Rohit Sharma & Nicholas Pooran’s team to play 3rd T20 with just 16 HOURS gap: Follow LIVE Updates

“Due to circumstances beyond CWI’s control, there have been significant delays in crucial team luggage arriving into St Kitts from Trinidad. As a result, today’s match 2nd Goldmedal T20 Cup match is due to start at 12:30 pm (11:30am Jamaica/10pm India). CWI regrets any inconvenience caused to our valued fans, sponsors, broadcast partners and all other stakeholders,” the CWI said in a statement.

IND vs WI T20 Series: Organizational HARAKIRI in Caribbean, CWI asks Rohit Sharma & Nicholas Pooran’s team to play 3rd T20 with just 16 HOURS gap: Follow LIVE Updates

IND vs WI T20 Series: Why Rohit Sharma & Co are in a spot of bother?

  • Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have had injury troubles of late.
  • Suryakumar Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin too have struggled with fitness issues of late.
  • With two matches within a span of just 15-16 hours, Team India will have to risk injuries.
  • Rahul Dravid may have to rotate the squad heavily for the third T20 to keep players fresh.
  • Even captain Rohit Sharma may be rested from 3rd T20 to avoid any injury concerns.

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“I do think it is important but it can be managed in a better way for sure. The scheduling has to be done with some space as well,” Rohit Sharma said in regards to the scheduling of ODI series in England.

But it holds true. The discontent amongst players is real and all the players want a change in hectic schedule. A professional cricketer needs at least 24 hours to recover from a gruelling match. But as things stand, Rohit Sharma will have to arrive at the Warner Park stadium within 15.5 hrs. With Asia Cup 2022 and T20 World Cup approaching, it can be costly.

Players like Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar besides Rohit Sharma himself have struggled with injuries in the past. And playing two matches within 15.5 hours’ time could only risk more injuries.

IND vs WI T20 Series: Organizational HARAKIRI in Caribbean, CWI asks Rohit Sharma & Nicholas Pooran’s team to play 3rd T20 with just 16 HOURS gap: Follow LIVE Updates

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