Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

India will be looking to end the ICC trophy drought of more than a decade when the Men in Blue will take the stage in the Super Eight of the ongoing T20 World Cup.

Ahead of India’s opening fixture against Afghanistan, skipper Rohit Sharma reflected on the feeling around the Indian team, how hectic it is going to be to play three matches in a span of five days and what they are expecting from the ground at Kensington Oval Barbados.

“Once we play the first game, we play the next two games in the span of three or four days. It’s going to be a little hectic but we are used to all of this. We travel a lot, we play a lot. So that is never going to be an excuse. We will look to focus on our skills and what we do as a team rather than all this. Every session becomes really important and to make the most use of it,” said Rohit.

“Everyone understands what one needs to do to get the result in our favour. Everyone’s looking forward and quite excited at the same time. There’s real keenness in the group to go and do something special. That’s a good way to start the second stage of the tournament. It shows that everybody wants to make a difference and we take our skill sessions quite seriously. There’s something to achieve in every skill session that you do,” the veteran batsman added.

Notably, India will open their Super Eight campaign against Afghanistan on June 20. The Men in Blue will then take on Bangladesh on June 22. They will play their last match of the Super 8 stage on June 24.

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