Cricket Sports: Priyank Panchal’s selection ahead of Abhimanyu Easwaran surprises Aakash Chopra. In addition, he will serve as Rohit Sharma’s replacement in India’s Test squad for the upcoming trip to South Africa. Due to a hamstring injury, Sharma has been ruled out of the Test series against South Africa. Panchal’s freshly appointed Test vice-captain. He was chosen as Panchal’s replacement by the selectors. It is reflecting on the development in a video shared on his YouTube channel. Chopra indicated that the selectors seem to be playing a game of musical chairs.
“Abhimanyu Easwaran had gone to England. He was a part of the Indian team. And he was keep as the backup opener. But now he is not the backup opener. It is like Akkad bakkad bambe bo – that’s the feeling that you get because there is no clarity,” Aakash Chopra said.
Cricket Sports: “There is a twist in the story, that begs a question to be asked that what is happening in this world? Now it seems Priyank Panchal is the backup opener, which is surprising,” Chopra added.
Panchal also captained India A in the first two matches of the unofficial Test series that ended recently. Against their rivals from South Africa. In the three innings he pitched, he scored 120 runs, with a top score of 96. However, according to Aakash Chopra Panchal was not chosen out of the blue.
Cricket Sports: “To be honest, Priyank Panchal isn’t a horrible choice. In fact, when Rohit Sharma was announced as the Test opener. There is suppose to be a decision between Priyank Panchal and Abhimanyu Easwaran. But Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri decided on Rohit. Priyank Panchal and Abhimanyu Easwaran didn’t get much of a chance as Rohit began to open,” Aakash Chopra said.
Lastly, Washington Sundar has just returned to competitive cricket for Tamil Nadu in the present Vijay Hazare Trophy. With the return of the spin-bowling all-rounder. The selectors may not have been confident in his ability after a long injury absence. And to bowl long stints in the game’s longest format.