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Rohit Sharma: ‘I know their strengths and weaknesses’

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The rain has not dampened the spirit of the Indian players. They are looking forward to putting their best foot forward in the WTC final. India’s veteran opening batsman Rohit Sharma was involved in an interactive session. He opened up on his excitement of playing Test cricket.

India and New Zealand were scheduled to feature in the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship from June 18 to June 22 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The first day of the Test match was completely washed out due to rain. The continuous drizzle at the Rose Bowl ensured that Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson couldn’t walk out even for the toss.

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Speaking on the same, Rohit reckoned that it isn’t easy to play the purest format as it requires patience and one is challenged for all five days. “Yeah, it is pretty simple, you are challenged for five days which does not happen anywhere. You are challenged every day and every day brings a different challenge.” 

“It is a longer game and you need to have patience and of course, you play in different conditions. So it is not the easiest when you play in different conditions. I think for five days, you have to be at your best and physically. You need to be fit to accept those challenges and overcome those challenges.” Rohit told host broadcaster Star Sports.

When you are playing against top sides, it is important to keep things simple and realistic: Rohit Sharma

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Further, when the veteran opening batsman was questioned about his approach in the WTC final. Although he added that he just wants to be on the top of the game. Rohit is confident that he can survive against the Black Caps’ bowlers as he is aware of their strengths and weaknesses. The limited-overs vice-captain also suggested that the match will be heavily dependent on the playing conditions.

Just to be on the top of my game, thinking about how I can play those guys and how I can be successful against those guys. I have played them before so I know their strengths and weaknesses.

It will all come down to the conditions and the situation the team is in, all that will count, it is important not to overthink that much. When you are playing against top sides, it is important to keep things simple and realistic.

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