Chetan Sharma on Kuldeep Yadav World Cup Role: Team India will play the final match of Asia Cup 2023 on Sunday. It will face Sri Lanka in the title match. The Indian team is fully prepared for this. If Team India wins this, its morale will be boosted before the World Cup. However, there is a debate going on regarding the place of some players of Team India in the World Cup.
Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer or KL Rahul? Who should be sent at number-4 and number-5 in the World Cup? Former chief selector Chetan Sharma has given his opinion regarding this. Chetan Sharma said in a special conversation with indiatvnews.com – At present, the way Rahul batted against Pakistan and scored a century, I feel that this debate is over.
KL Rahul at number four
KL Rahul automatically comes at number four. He will come to this place with his experience. Also, as a wicketkeeper, if you have a player like Ishan Kishan in form, then you cannot drop him. Yes, he may be the second wicketkeeper, but if you look at IPL matches, these guys have fielded well.
Ishan Kishan comes in at number five as a left-handed batsman which gives you a lot of depth. Also you can use them at number four. As was done against Sri Lanka. I think the way the matches are being played, KL Rahul will be at number four while Ishan Kishan will get the place at number five. There should be no changes until the finals and the start of the World Cup.
Kuldeep Yadav will be the trump card
Chetan Sharma also said that the way Kuldeep Yadav is bowling at the moment, he is a trump card for the Indian team. He said- You have Kuldeep Yadav who takes the ball away from left-handed batsmen. You have been playing with Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel for a long time. Before the Asia Cup you had a choice between Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Yet I still think the selectors would have discussed the option of off-spinners and especially either Washington Sundar or Ravichandran Ashwin.
The former selector also said that Tilak Verma can also be tried in bowling in the World Cup. If anything goes wrong, he can come into the team and be an option as an off-spinner. You may need an off-spinner on such a big stage as many teams have left-handed batsmen.
India’s World Cup team:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.