Rohit said, selectors can monitor the performance of players in the IPL, but he believes team selection should not be based on IPL form.
Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma believes that the players’ selection for the World Cup should not be on the basis of performance in the IPL, but based on the form and performance of the last four years. The World Cup begins after a fortnight when the IPL finishes.
Rohit said on the occasion of the launch of a new website Cricket.com, The selectors can monitor the performance of players in the IPL, but I believe the basis of team selection should not be IPL form.
Rohit added that he has played so many international matches that he knows what every player is capable of. One cannot choose a team for the 50-over format based on the 20-over tournament. This is his personal opinion. IPL is different and it is a franchise-based cricket.
In the last four years, team India have played a lot of ODIs and T20 matches. It is already clear which players will form the team. He, however, said that IPL will help the team in preparations.
Rohit also went on to say that every time there is a big tournament after the IPL or a big test or one-day series in which IPL practise helps. India’s World Cup team is almost certain but there is a dilemma for just one place. Rohit believes that captain Virat Kohli’s opinion will be the most important.
He said that the team is almost certain. It depends on the captain, the coach and the selectors what combination they want. We need an extra batsman, opener, fast bowler or spinner in the middle order.