India batsman Rohit Sharma has recently stated that the current lot of Indian players have it in them to rewrite the history books in their upcoming overseas assignment. Team India are slated to tour England from July 3, where they will play three T20Is and as many ODIs before featuring in a five-match Test series from August 1.
"We have played a lot in England, so we don't really need to change our practice style much for the tour," Rohit said while speaking to India TV.
"This tour will be very challenging for us. Having said that, we can defeat them in England as we have players, skills and an aggressive captain," he added.
Team India had previously toured England in 2014 and suffered a humiliating 3-1 defeat in the five-match Test series despite drawing the first Test in Nottingham and winning the second one at Lord’s. Nonetheless, Rohit believes the current Indian team will not lose momentum like it did on its last outing.
"We led India's fightback last time we toured England. We managed to draw the first Test, won second and then lost the momentum. But we have a strong team now. Our team is performing well both in India and overseas and that too in all three formats," he remarked.
Following the England trip, Virat Kohli and company will embark on a tour to Australia later this year. Rohit reckons India will look to find the best possible combinations before the all-important 2019 World Cup.
"The World Cup is there in our perspective, but it is 10-11 months away. All we need right now is that we play good cricket, figure out best combinations in limited-over matches we play ahead of the World Cup," he concluded.