India’s squad for the Asia Cup 2023 has obtained a blended response, with a piece of followers and specialists stating the obvious ‘flaws’ that exist within the staff. Highlighting one of many drawback areas within the staff, former India star Gautam Gambhir asserted the necessity to have a correct backup for Hardik Pandya. Although Shardul Thakur has proven over time how productive he might be with the bat, Gambhir would not suppose he’s the best backup for Hardik. The previous India opening batter, as an alternative, wished Shivam Dube to have gotten the nod.
“One identify they (the choose ought to have undoubtedly thought of is Shivam Dube due to the form of kind he’s in. You want a backup for Hardik Pandya. Shardul Thakur cannot be that. Shardul Thakur can’t be Hardik’s backup,” he mentioned in a chat on Star Sports activities.
Gambhir’s opinion, nonetheless, met sturdy resistance from former India cricketer Suni Joshi who cautioned the selectors from mixing ODIs and T20Is.
“No, I do not suppose so. We’ve seen Shivam Dube. He would’ve been scoring in T20s however that is totally format and a unique match. With due respect to Gautam, that is my view. Shivam Dube has struggled with the ball and likewise within the discipline.”
Giving his opinion on India’s ODI squad for the Asia Cup, Gambhir mentioned though it is a first rate unit, he would’ve picked another wrist spinner, within the type of Yuzvendra Chahal or Ravi Bishnoi.
“It is a first rate squad, in line with me a pleasant squad is picked, however someplace a wrist spinner is required. It is a seam-heavy squad and I consider both Ravi Bishnoi or Yuzvendra Chahal ought to have been picked due to situations, when you’re taking part in in India it is essential to maintain two wrist spinners within the squad,” he opined.
“Someplace it is a one-dimensional assault, two left-arm spinners, one wrist spinner and different pacers, it is a seam-heavy assault (four-seamers). I believe it is a spot the place they might do higher if they’ve chosen one out of both leg-spinner. I consider you could possibly give a break to Mohammad Shami and the shape wherein Prasidh Krishna is, you could possibly decide a wrist spinner,” Gambhir defined.
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