Last Update on: September 7th, 2022 at 12:51 pm
India’s hopes of qualifying for the final of the Asia Cup 2022 are all but over after the defeat against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. After losing to Pakistan, the Men in Blue needed to win the contest to remain in contention. However, Sri Lanka came up with a solid performance to beat India by 6 wickets.
The defeat has not only put India on the verge of elimination from the Asia Cup but has also given the team management a lot to worry about ahead of this year’s T20 World Cup. With the marquee event just over a month away, India’s performances against Pakistan and Sri Lanka have exposed a number of loopholes in the team.
So as the Indian team management try to cover those loopholes, we are taking a look at 3 players who did not deserve a place in the team for the Asia Cup and could also cost the team the T20 World Cup if they are selected.
Asia Cup 2022: 3 Players Who Didn’t Deserve To Be In The Indian Team, Could Cost The Team The T20 World Cup Too
It would be a bit harsh to say that Deepak Hooda did not deserve a place in the squad. However, the way the team management has used him in the tournament, one can say that the team would have been better off without him. Hooda made an impact in Ireland and England as a top-order batsman.
And it was very much expected that he would not be getting any chance to bat in the top-order once the likes of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul returned. The team management still selected him in the playing eleven and used him as a lower-order batsman against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Hooda failed to deliver in both the games while batting at number seven, registering scores of 16 and 3. Surprisingly, Rohit Sharma did not use him as a bowler either. The way Hooda has been used by the team management, one can say that Dinesh Karthik would have been a better option.