Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Indian batsman Aakash Chopra heaped praise on the England team’s philosophy and slammed at the Indian management for still picking players for their individual performances. India hasn’t performed up to their expectations so far in the T20 World Cup 2021 and has lost their first two games of the campaign to Pakistan and New Zealand.

It has left India with no option other than winning all the other three games on a better net run rate and hoping New Zealand will lose one more game. But, at the moment, the chances look bleak, and a lot of experts had criticised India for their plans and team selection so far.

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Image Credit: Twitter)

“England Have Their Priorities Crystal Clear” – Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra felt that England’s philosophy hasn’t changed, and their method of picking players as all-rounders who had done well in the domestic circuit has been reaping the rewards. He added that the demands of T20 cricket should be considered.

“This team goes with a philosophy. England have their priorities crystal clear, and everyone seems to be moving in the same direction. They picked all-rounders by looking at performances from the county circuit, the Natwest T20 blast and The Hundred. They selected only white-ball players as per the demands of the format,” Aakash Chopra told on his Youtube Channel.

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Aakash Chopra Takes A Dig At Indian Selectors

Aakash Chopra wasn’t impressed with India looking at individual performances and mentioned the example of that Joe Root would have been the captain of the India T20 side for his test performances if he was an Indian.

“England did not take into consideration Test performances, no matter how good they were. Look at Joe Root’s case. If Joe Root was an Indian, do you think he would not have been part of the Indian T20 squad?

“I can give you in writing that Root would have been part of the team even if he had a strike rate of 125. He might even have been the captain of the T20 team. This is what India is all about. That is not how England thinks,” he added.

Joe Root, ODI Average
Joe Root (Image Credit: Twitter)

England hasn’t included Joe Root in the T20I side despite averaging more than 35.

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