Sanjay Manjrekar: More or less, 80-90 percent of the Indian team is set￼
With the 2022 T20 World Cup beginning in Australia in a little more than two months, the Indian team management is in its last phases of focusing on the squad while Former Indian player Sanjay Manjrekar said Deepak Chahar can be a decent choice for India.
With the 2022 T20 World Cup beginning in Australia in a little more than two months, the Indian team management is in its last phases of focusing on the squad.
“There are still about two-and-a-half months left for the T20 World Cup. Before that, we have the Asia Cup and two home series against Australia and South Africa. More or less, 80-90 percent of your team is set. There could be three-four changes, if at all, depending on the conditions. We need to check what suits our team in Australia,”Rohit Sharma, India captain, said in a press conference on Wednesday.
While a few seniors are automatic choices for the squad, there are still a few spots that might be available to all. Former Indian cricket team player Sanjay Manjrekar said Deepak Chahar can be a decent choice for India.
“I think they’re testing waters with Deepak Chahar more because of his fitness and if he has a sensational 50-overs series which is likely to happen. When you see him in T20 international cricket, I mean he’s got some phenomenal numbers. So, he is your Bhuvneshwar Kumar of today,”Manjrekar said on SPORTS18’s daily show ‘Sports Over The Top’.
“The younger version of Bhuvneshwar Kumar who can swing the ball both ways, to begin with. Maybe not as consistent in the death but that’s the aspect of bowling that’s getting better and better. So, the only thing that will prevent Deepak Chahar from getting into that T20 World Cup playing 11 is (being) very similar to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar has looked good. So, they might look for other kinds of seam bowlers but Deepak Chahar is somebody they should keep in mind and he’s got to do something sensational to put his hand up.”
While team India’s upcoming task will be Asia Cup, starting on August 27. India will play their first match of the tournament against Pakistan on August 28.
India’s Squad for Asia Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(Wk), Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik (Wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.Backup: Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel.