KL Rahul will be the opener at the T20 World Cup. He confirmed that he will work on his strike-rate. Rahul believes that everyone has something to work on "Yes, it is something that I am working on," Rahul said talking about his strike rate."
Obviously with the roles that have been defined for each player in the last 10-12 months, you know very clearly and the player understands what is expected out of them and everyone's working towards it. "No one is perfect.
No one in the dressing room is perfect. Everyone's working towards something, everyone has a certain role to do. Obviously, strike-rates are taken on an overall basis. You'll never see when that batsman has played at a certain strike-rate, whether it was important for him to play at a 200-strike rate, or whether the team could have still won playing at a 100-120 strike rate.
So these are things that not everybody analyses. That's why when you look at it, it looks slow."
He believes that the most important thing is to be aggressive and give the maximum. "It's T20 cricket, and the more you play and the more the game has evolved, batting first or batting second and at any stage of the game, you have to be aggressive.
You have to be in the mindset where you are looking to hit boundaries. "It is the same thing with me when I go to open the batting. When you are batting first, you want to give yourself three or four balls to understand how the pitch is behaving.
And then try and see how you can put bowlers under pressure, how you can utilize the PowerPlay and get your team off to a good start." It seems as if they have a defined plan of what to do. "These are things that run in your mind, you speak to your partner, you help each other out.
You have a discussion about the pitch, what are the shots you can play, what are the areas you can target, these are some things that you speak to each other, and you come up with a plan."