Former India National Cricket Team all-rounder Irfan Pathan slammed the selection policy of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after senior players were rested for the upcoming One Day International (ODI) series against the West Indies National Cricket Team.
On Wednesday, July 6 the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced India National Cricket Team’s 16-member squad for the upcoming One Day International (ODI) series against the West Indies.
The three-match ODI series between India and West Indies will be played on July 22, July 24 and July 24 at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Also, the five-match T20I series will be played after the ODIs.
Meanwhile, the BCCI has decided to rest star India players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya and Mohammed Shami for the West Indies ODIs.
The veteran left-handed opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been appointed as India’s captain for the series and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has been named as his deputy.
No one comes back to form while resting – Irfan Pathan
On Wednesday, former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan took to Twitter to assert that the players won’t return to form if they are being rested.
“No one comes back to form while resting,” Pathan said in a tweet even as fans were questioning the absence of star players for the ODI series.
No one comes back to form while resting…
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 6, 2022
Former India all-rounder didn’t mention any names but he was indirectly talking about the form of senior batters Rohit and Kohli, who struggled for runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 and have missed a lot of action after the Indian Premier League 2022.
India squad for West Indies ODIs
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (vice-captain), Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.
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