Ahead of the semi-final clash against England at the Adelaide Oval, Team India head coach Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli give up their business-class seats for the bowlers. Each gets four business class seats while travelling. These seats were given so the Indian pacers would get sufficient rest ahead of the semi-finals.
This allows the players to rest and recover between games. Reportedly the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Singh have enough legroom to relax on their journey to Adelaide.
“Before the tournament, we decided that since the pace bowlers clock the maximum mileage on the field, day in, day out, they need to stretch their legs,” a report in the Indian Express stated.
In accordance with the ICC (International Cricket Council) rules, they give such luxuries to the Captain, Vice-captain, Head coach and team manager.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 7, 2022
India aiming for the elusive T20 World Cup trophy
India finished as table toppers in Group 2 with 8 points. They defeated Zimbabwe by 71 runs to top the group table setting their clash versus runners up of the other group, England.
The Men in Blue lifted this trophy only once in 2007; they only made it to one final in 2014. Rohit Sharma will look to repeat this feat after 15 long years. The last time India played an ICC tournament final was in 2017 against arch-rivals Pakistan, where the latter lifted the trophy.
Fans will be expecting the team to go all out on the 10th of November in Adelaide to contest at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 13 for the T20 World Cup trophy.
Virat Kohli has been the leading run scorer for both the tournament and for India, scoring 246 runs in 5 innings at an average of 123, which included three half-centuries.