Wasim Jaffer, a former Indian opener, is not pleased with the reorganization and changes that the Indian team has experienced recently.
The experimenting continued even after the T20 World Cup, as players like Kuldeep Yadav were unable to secure even a single game on the New Zealand tour. Only six members of the team that faced the Kiwis will now travel to Bangladesh with the team.
Jaffer thinks it is normal for players to have this added strain if they are only given a few chances to perform at best. He thinks that in order for players to succeed, team management must have more faith in them.
Wasim Jaffer discussed players like Deepak Hooda, whose recent failures may be caused by a lack of regular opportunities, in an interview with ESPNCricinfo. He stated:
“India won’t be able to get performances from their players unless they give them a long rope. Additionally, the player will believe that he only has one or two opportunities left and that there are others waiting in the wings. I made a similar statement regarding Deepak Hooda since he also receives a chance before being passed over.”
“Sanju Samson has been in fine form”: Wasim Jaffer
In just 10 ODI innings, Sanju Samson has an astounding 66 batting average. In the ODI series against the West Indies, Zimbabwe, and South Africa earlier this year, he excelled in the role of the finisher, showcasing his versatility as a hitter.
He only received one game during the entire New Zealand tour, and despite playing well and scoring 36 points, he was benched.
“Sanju Samson has been in fine form and can perform in every position from No. 3 to No. 6, be it in T20Is or ODIs. He can keep wickets as well and I feel when he is in such good form, it should be used to our advantage” Wasim Jaffer on ESPNCricinfo.
The Men in Blue are also scheduled to play a couple of Tests in Bangladesh in December.