The Asia Cup 2023, which is expected to be part of the preparations for the ODI World Cup, will begin in two weeks. Many players who have been sidelined for a few months due to injuries are now getting back on the field. Star bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who has been away from the game for a long time, is all set to make a re-entry through the series against Ireland. Another pacer Prasamur Krishna is in the same situation. Key batsmen KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer have just picked up the bat and started practice. In this context, it remains to be seen whether they will get a place in the team that will be selected for the Asia Cup. In these circumstances, it seems that the team management has given up on the selection of veteran left-hander Shikhar Dhawan. In this context, Ravi Shastri, the former coach of Team India, responded to all these matters.
Don’t play KL Rahul in Asia Cup..
Ravi Shastri believes that KL Rahul, who has been away from the field for almost four months, should not be given a place in the final team. “It is not right to play a player who has been out of action for a few months due to injury in the final team. To do this is to expect too much from him. Moreover, they are talking about wicket keeping with Rahul. Don’t rush injured players into the team and play. You know what happened with Bumrah. Not one, not two. , did it three times. He was banned from the game for 14 months.”
What does Ravi Shastri say about Tilak’s selection?
“Tilak Verma has impressed me with his play in the last few months. He has excelled in the IPL and the matches he has played for India. Tilak Verma should be selected instead of KL Rahul in the Asia Cup. I think the final team should have three left-handed batsmen in the top-7 batsmen. Jadeja, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Verma Ishan Kishan has been wicket-keeping for the Indian team for 15 months now. Why should we think about others in this situation? He is the best option for wicket-keeping in the Asia Cup as well.”
Shikhar Dhawan doesn’t get the credit he deserves.
“Actually Team India’s veteran batsman Shikhar Dhawan doesn’t get the credit he deserves. He is an amazing player. Whenever we lost in the semis in the 2019 World Cup… we missed him. Having a left-hander in the top order… is like three right-handers. A left-hander in the top order when the ball swings. Being there makes a significant difference. There is a very clear difference between right-handed batters and left-handed batters when it comes to facing swinging balls,” Ravi Shastri told a sports channel.