The former Indian cricketer and the Indian Commentator reckoned Kuldeep’s exclusion is sort of harsh as he justified why he felt that way. Chopra also stated that he would have preferred Shaw and Bhuvi in the squad. READ MORE This is not the time to play cricket – Javed Miandad lashes out at PCB
BCCI selection team led by Chetan Sharma picked a 20-man squad for the ICC WTC Final against New Zealand and 5-match test series against England.
Why Kuldeep’s exclusion is unfair according to Aakash Chopra?
Aakash Chopra felt it is unfair to estimate the chinaman’s capability as he has barely given opportunities to prove himself. He has only played a single test match against England where he was decent enough.
Besides, Kuldeep Yadav was denied from the squad against England in both Chennai and Ahmedabad tests against England earlier this year where spinners made a fortune on the raging turning track.
Aakash presented a valid point where he wondered if India fancy a large squad and included as many as four spinners for the 5-match series “why not a wrist spinner” he asked. BCCI picked Ashwin, Jadeja, Axar and Sundar all four being finger spinners.
Six fasters in the side but one is missing?
Shamya Dasgupta, who interviewed Aakash Chopra, mentioned that India got Six pacemen to the squad but BCCI ignored the semi-fit Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.
Chopra reckoned Bhuvi is not the very fittest bowler team got around but he should’ve been included for the long 5-match test series against England starting August. He might not play all matches but he could make a difference in the game he might play owing to his peerless abilities to move the bowl, especially in English Conditions.
Nagwaswalla’s inclusion came as a neat surpise
Arzan Nagwaswalla was the highest wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy 2019-20 for Gujarat on his debut season. When asked about him, Aakash said, “I spoke to Parthiv(Patel) about it, he said he is a faster version of Chetan Sakariya and has abilities to move bowl fast in the air and can bowl over and round the wickets, and a pretty nice with reverse swing.”
He further added, Virat Kohli like to play against left arm and his inclusion in standby will assist Indian batsman in the nets.
India will play ICC WTC final against New Zealand on June 18.