Aakash Chopra says “I am not 100% convinced that you can play him in the XI against Pakistan” in T20 World Cup. Chopra feels Kumar is not a certain pick for Team India’s T20 World Cup opener against Pakistan. He added that the Virat Kohli-led side might consider playing Shardul Thakur instead. Kumar was taken to the cleaners by the England batsmen. Also, in last night’s warm-up encounter between the two sides. The swing bowler failed to take a single wicket. And then conceded 54 runs in his four-over spell. Kumar was taken to the cleaners by the England batsmen. Also, in last night’s warm-up encounter between the two sides. The swing bowler failed to take a single wicket. And then conceded 54 runs in his four-over spell.
“Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been expensive. He is not looking for a patch of his usual self. He has a lot of experience but I am not 100% convinced that you can play him in the XI against Pakistan. I will be thinking about Shardul Thakur,” Aakash Chopra said.
He added that Rahul Chahar’s expensive spell. Chopra has sealed Varun Chakravarthy’s spot as Team India’s second spinner.
“Rahul Chahar was very expensive. That means I see Varun Chakravarthy playing the next match and against Pakistan. Ravichandran Ashwin bowled well, bowled off-spin as well in the first couple of overs but will you see him playing as the third spinner if three-play,” Chopra said.
Also, Rahul is castled Malan for his only wicket. But was taken for 43 runs in his four-over spell. In spite of the fact that Ashwin went wicketless, he concede fair 23 runs in his four overs. Chopra named Bumrah and Shami as Team India’s preferred seam-bowling options.
“Mohammed Shami did his job and picked wickets and Bumrah was economical. Mohammed Shami’s yorkers are falling in place but he can also be expensive but then Bumrah is your No.1 fast bowler and Mohammed Shami is your second fast bowler. That was a big takeaway,” Chopra said.
Lastly, he pointing out that India might not have the luxury of a sixth bowling option. Chopra is concluded by stating that Varun Chakravarthy and Shardul Thakur. They should be fielded in the next warm-up match against Australia.
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