2019 World Cup at the back of Indian team's mind: Rohit
Durban, Jan 30 - Ahead of the opener of the six-match ODI series against South Africa, starting here Thursday, India vice captain Rohit Sharma on Tuesday said the team will have the ICC ODI World Cup 2019 at the back of their minds when they take the field from here on.
With less than 15 months to for the quadrennial tournament, Rohit said the team can learn from their overseas tours and build up for the mega event.
"I believe it will be a great way to start the series thinking about the 2019 World Cup which will be played in England. Now we know that we will be playing a lot of cricket overseas, and we can take that into our stride and move forward," Rohit told reporters here.
"We are not thinking too much about the World Cup right now. But in the back of our mind it is always going to be there because we can test ourselves how we respond to situations and how we respond to those conditions out there.
"As far as each individual is concerned, they have been given specific roles and its a long way to go for the World Cup. There is one and a half years still, and there will be a lot of games to be played. It will be important how each individual thinks about what he wants to do," he added.