Team India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey said the coaching staff is looking at the ongoing T20I series against the West Indies to identify the talent for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
With just less than three months left for the showpiece event, head coach Rahul Dravid will have to chalk out all the options they have played. Since Dravid took charge of the Indian team in November 2021, India have tried a total of 29 players in the shortest format.
We are giving opportunities to youngsters: Paras Mhambrey
Mhambrey said the West Indies T20Is are the best option for young players to showcase their performance.
“It’s all part of our preparation for the (T20) World Cup. Right now, we are looking at different options that we have and giving opportunities to youngsters to find out who does the job for us,” Mhambrey told reporters after the second T20I between West Indies and India on Monday. “It’s easier to kind of plan that way,” he added.
Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan have shown their ability to perform under pressure: Paras Mhambrey
Indian pacer Arshdeep has played just three T20Is so far but has already earned plaudits for his understanding of the game. Although Avesh Khan failed to defend 10 runs in the last over in the second match, Mhambrey is impressed with the pair’s abilities.
“Very happy with the potential they have shown. The last couple of games we played, Arsh (Arshdeep Singh) and Avesh have shown their ability to perform under pressure and it is something I am very happy with,” Mhambrey said.
“What impresses me most is the fact that how much they want to learn and improve every single day. When you are a coach, it is a two-way communication. That makes the job easier to have a dialogue with the bowlers and vice versa.
“Yes, we will try different stuff, different players. You have (Jasprit) Bumrah not out here. (Mohammed) Shami as well. But I look at all this as an opportunity for the young bowlers to prove themselves,” he added.
The third T20I match between the two sides will be played on Tuesday at Warner Park in St Kitts.