Former India opener Aakash Chopra discussed the spinners who will travel to Australia later this year.
Along with Ravi Bishnoi and Yuzvendra Chahal, the Asia Cup team has the legendary duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. The dangerous duo of Kuldeep and Chahal duo was once again overlooked.
The 15-man Asia Cup squad announced by BCCI earlier this week has sparked several debates among cricket enthusiasts. In the past few days, several former cricket players have voiced their concerns. The exclusion of veteran pacer Mohammad Shami and the unavailability of Kuldeep Yadav both drew criticism from many.
It is claimed that the team for the forthcoming T20 World Cup in Australia will resemble the one revealed for the Asia Cup 2022 in practically every way. Few names, including the injured Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel, will once again be taken into consideration. The makeup of the spin department is yet to be determined.
‘You must go for a bowler with variations’: Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra emphasized that Kuldeep is a wicket-taking bowler and that he will be chosen before Ravi Bishnoi.
“Since the T20 World Cup last year, Kuldeep has only appeared in two games and taken three wickets. However, he took 21 wickets in 14 matches during the IPL.
“Go for a bowler with variations if you are looking for a wicket-taking bowler. If Ravi Bishnoi and Kuldeep are competing, I will favour the Chinaman bowler,” he continued.
Aakash Chopra concluded by saying, “If India is looking for wicket-takers, Jadeja, Axar, and Ashwin are not the players.” Yuzi, Kuldeep, and Bishnoi can get you wickets.”
The eighth edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is scheduled for 2022, and it will take place in Australia from October 16 to November 13, 2022.