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Rohit Sharma feels India vs Ireland tour is good preparation for ‘challenging’ England tour

Rohit also talked about donning the blue jersey after a long time

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Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma feels that the two T20 International match against Ireland ahead of India’s challenging tour to England is good preparation.

Indian cricket team under the leadership of Virat Kohli is currently on an 81-day-long United Kingdom tour. The Men-in-Blue started their UK tour on a positive note by smashing Ireland by 76 runs in the first t20I match. The second and last match of the tournament will be played on Friday at the Dublin in Ireland.

After the first T20I, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, in a video posted by BCCI, talked about their return to International cricket after the Indian Premier League.

 

“This was a good start to the Ireland tour. After this we have a challenging tour against England. So this is a good preparation for the England tour. And hopefully, if we perform good against Ireland in the second match, a victory will give us confidence for the England tour,” Rohit Sharma said.

Rohit also talked about donning the blue jersey after a long time. “It felt good playing for India after a long time. We strung together a big partnership and won the match,” Rohit Sharma added.

When Shikhar Dhawan pointed out the importance of starting any tour on a positive note, Rohit Sharma echoed his sentiments and said, “Whenever a team plays after a long time, there are chances that the team might not put up their best performance but we showed no such signs. However, our fielding was not up to the mark, which we will look to improve.”