The Asia Cup 2023 is about to happen in a novel hybrid mannequin, spanning throughout two international locations.
The selection of India’s squad for the Asia Cup 2023 has sparked a spread of reactions, with some followers and specialists highlighting obvious flaws throughout the group. One specific space of concern, as identified by former India star Gautam Gambhir, is the dearth of an appropriate backup for Hardik Pandya. While Shardul Thakur has demonstrated his batting prowess, Gambhir believes he isn’t the perfect substitute for Hardik. Instead, the previous India opening batter advocates for Shivam Dube to have been chosen for the function.
“One name they (the select should have definitely considered is Shivam Dube because of the kind of form he is in. You need a backup for Hardik Pandya. Shardul Thakur can’t be that. Shardul Thakur cannot be Hardik’s backup,” he mentioned in a chat on Star Sports.
Gautam Gambhir’s viewpoint encountered important opposition from Sunil Joshi, a former cricketer from India. Joshi, in his cautionary recommendation, urged the selectors to chorus from merging One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
“No, I don’t think so. We have seen Shivam Dube. He would’ve been scoring in T20s but this is entirely format and a different tournament. With due respect to Gautam, this is my view. Shivam Dube has struggled with the ball and also in the field.”
In offering his perspective on India’s ODI squad for the Asia Cup, Gambhir expressed that whereas it’s a respectable group, he would have opted for a further wrist spinner, equivalent to Yuzvendra Chahal or Ravi Bishnoi.
“It’s a decent squad, according to me a nice squad is picked, but somewhere a wrist spinner is needed. It’s a seam-heavy squad and I believe either Ravi Bishnoi or Yuzvendra Chahal should have been picked because of conditions, when you are playing in India it’s important to keep two wrist spinners in the squad,” he opined.
“Somewhere it’s a one-dimensional attack, two left-arm spinners, one wrist spinner and other pacers, it’s a seam-heavy attack (four-seamers). I think it’s a place where they could do better if they have selected one out of either leg-spinner. I believe you could give a break to Mohammad Shami and the form in which Prasidh Krishna is, you could pick a wrist spinner,” Gambhir defined.
The Asia Cup 2023 is about to happen in a novel hybrid mannequin, spanning throughout two international locations. Pakistan will proudly host 4 exhilarating video games, whereas Sri Lanka would be the stage for 9 thrilling encounters.
India squad for Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (v/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
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