However, the 36-year-old added that he is very confident in the new people we have.
Jaydev (Unadkat) is not a newcomer, he made his debut 10-12 years ago. Mukesh Kumar has been performing consistently in domestic cricket. He has performed well for his state as well as in zonal games and for India A team. We will see what combination we need to pick up.
Among the key players, Jasprit Bamra has been out of action since September last year due to a recurrence of a back injury. Mohammed Shami, who served as India’s leading paceman in Bamra’s absence, has been given a rest after India’s agonizing bilateral season followed by the IPL and the World Test final.
It will always be a challenge for Indian cricket as we play cricket very often, Rohit added. We have to manage the players, rotate them, give them enough break to keep them fresh. We also have to keep in mind the upcoming major tournament. We have to keep everyone fresh for the World Cup. We have to keep that in mind too, because right now we don’t have the ability to focus on any one series. It’s also useful because new players also get an opportunity. We also need to strengthen the bench. It gives us an idea of how those who have been working hard in the backline are coping with the pressure on the international stage.