Indian cricket team will return to action in ODIs on January 19th, where they will take on South Africa in a three-match away series. The new limited over skipper Rohit Sharma will lead the side after taking over the captaincy responsibilities from Virat Kohli recently. Here we discussed on topic Aakash Chopra About Indian Squad Selection For SA Series.
Aakash Chopra About Indian Squad Selection For SA Series
BCCI has not announced the squad for the ODI’s and there are many choices that are in front of the selection committee. Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra feels Shikhar Dhawan should be selected on the side.
Chopra has given his opinion and said – “12, 8 (18), 14, 12 and 0 – that’s his last five scores in a high-scoring Vijay Hazare Trophy. Should you select him? I think he should be. Dhawan is India’s proven customer. He has done phenomenally well in One-Day cricket. He is the Mr. ICC. If we look at the 2023 World Cup — if he stays fit — why not?”
“India hasn’t played much ODI cricket in 2021, so why drop him? Some people had insisted that he should’ve even been selected in the T20 World Cup. Just because Ruturaj is scoring runs, or Iyer can open, or the Rohit-Rahul pair is set. I think dropping him would be grossly unfair.” – He said.
He has further spoken about Dhawan and said – “If a plan is made for other players in place of Dhawan, the opener must be communicated well in advance”
“If he plays badly, you drop him. But if someone’s doing better, and then you drop him — that’s not fair. If you’re dropping a proven Indian player on a few domestic performances, that would be very unfair. I think he should be on the tour of South Africa. If India is looking at a transition at some stage, please have a word with him. Communication is important — especially when you’re fading out a senior player. Do let them know, take them in confidence,” said Chopra.
The ODI series against South Africa begins on January 19th, 2022, at Boland Park, Paarl.