NZ Tour of India 2021

As India build towards the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, Rohit Sharma wants his team to create their own template for how they want to approach their T20 cricket.

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NZ Tour of India 2021

India's exit from the T20 World Cup in the UAE was down to several factors - fatigue, their vulnerability against spin and the approach at the top.

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NZ Tour of India 2021

While India did transform their approach while batting against Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia, the losses against Pakistan and New Zealand - where the team struggled in the powerplay - were enough to dent India's chances.

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NZ Tour of India 2021

As Rohit takes over from Virat Kohli, the new T20I captain feels the side has enough time to adopt a new approach and sharpen their execution.

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NZ Tour of India 2021

But he also cautioned that the side isn't looking to copy other team's approach.

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NZ Tour of India 2021

"I think the template, it's a very important one. I think we just need to set the template right and we've got some time to do that," he said ahead of the opening T20I against New Zealand.

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"India has been brilliant in this particular format, it's just that we haven't won the ICC tournament. But we played well as a team and we've performed well as a team.

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"There are little holes that we need to fill up and make sure that is looked after. That will be the biggest challenge that we'll have as it team to do that.

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There are holes in every team, but it's just that, you know, you try and maximise that, the better for you.

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So I'm not going to say that we want to follow certain team's templates, we just have to follow and create our own template and what is best for our team, and what is right for our team."

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