Aakash Chopra evaluates India’s World Cup squad. Yuzvendra Chahal had a disappointing Asia Cup campaign, taking only four wickets in four games.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has named India’s 15-man squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which begins next month in Australia. Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra believes Yuzvendra Chahal. The only genuine wicket-taking option for India in T20Is among the three frontline spinners in the squad.
The Men in Blue have chosen veteran offender Ravichandran Ashwin. All-rounder Axar Patel as ‘defensive options,’ according to Aakash Chopra. He emphasized the duo’s recent IPL outings, and while they offer different varieties. Chahal is the only threatening bowler in the game’s shortest format.
“You chose three spinners: offspinner, legspinner, and left-arm spinner. So you’ve chosen a variety of options, but Yuzi Chahal is the only legitimate wicket-taking option in T20 cricket. Make no mistake about it, the others are defensive options. You can see the figures for the previous 12 months, including IPL. Both of them – Axar and Ravichandran Ashwin “Chopra made the announcement on his YouTube channel.
The absences of Ravi Bishnoi and Kuldeep Yadav are somewhat disappointing: Akash Chopra
The former Indian opener also commented on the omission of Ravi Bishnoi and Kuldeep Yadav, both of whom could have been viable wicket-taking options alongside Chahal. India have welcomed Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel into the squad, and it will be interesting to see how the team management handles the spin options in the team at the mega ICC event in Australia.
“Ravi Bishnoi was a tempting option for you. You’re not considering Kuldeep, which is a little disappointing, but he could have been a wicket-taking option. But you didn’t consider either of them. It will be very interesting whether you will be able to play two out of the three spinners in the XI. Will you be able to play Axar or Ravi (Ashwin) alongside Yuzi Chahal – that’ll be a big one “Chopra went on to say.