Unlike the 2019 World Cup campaign, the Indian team management seems to be absolutely clear about the role of each member of the squad, keeping a top-class operator like Shami on the bench for the first three ODIs. boxes so far, Shami, who is among the best in the business and finished with five wickets against Australia ahead of the World Cup, may just have to warm the bench in the coming matches.
Mohammed Siraj is currently Jasprit Bumrah’s new ball partner and is an all-rounder Hardik Pandya it effectively fulfills the role of a third pacemaker.
Shardul Thakur, who has bowled a total of 8 overs in two games, is the fourth fast bowling option on a flat deck and if it is a spin-friendly track like the one in Chennai, R Ashwin comes in at Thakur’s eleven. to complement Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja.
Shardul Thakur: India’s all-rounder
It seems to be crystal clear even on the batting front. Unlike the 2019 edition, whose number four position became a game of musical chairs, Shreyas Iyer, if he is fit, he is an obvious choice in the given position. Even though factor X is leaking, Suryakumar Yadav he must await his return.
Rohit Sharma has led from the front so far and India look like the team to beat in the World Cup. However, there are several questions that need to be answered. Can the team rely on Hardik as the third seamer? Shouldn’t Shami play instead of Thakur as he has not yet been required to bat at number 8?
Speaking to PTI, former chief selector MSK Prasad praised the team’s horses for their approach to courses.
“They use horses on the track and it works fantastically well for the team. If you see, they used Ashwin in Chennai and Shardul for the next two matches (in Delhi and Ahmedabad). In the last match, Shardul was not needed like the others.” job (bowling only two overs),” said the former Indian wicketkeeper.
“Shami will come into the picture if they want to turn Siraj around. The replacements are very clear now, Sky will replace Shreyas if needed, Ishan will replace Gill at the top and Shardul will play if the deck is flat. Aswhin come in his place if it is branch.”
Hardik lends critical balance to the playing XI, but given his fitness issues in the past, can he be expected to play 10 overs game after game as a third man if needed?
“With Hardik, you can’t expect him to bowl 10 overs in every match. The work he does. 5-6 overs per match is good enough. The team management seems to be absolutely clear about the player’s role.” of each individual,” Prasad added.
As for Shami, the master bowler could make his mark in the later stages of the league stage. India played their opening match on 8 October and their ninth and final match of the league stage is against the Netherlands on 12 November.
In addition to task clarity, management was also very consistent with workload management. Given that and the length of the tournament, Shami will prepare him for the occasion.
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