Virat and Co. have started their World Test Championship (WTC) against the mighty West Indies on Wednesday. All the Indian cricketing fans around the globe are shocked by the Indian team selection for keeping Ashwin, Rohit, and Kuldeep on the bench.
Former India Skipper Saurav Ganguly has admitted that even he was surprised to see three-star players have missed out the occasion and have suggested to Virat that he should be a bit more consistent with the players.
“Virat needs to just be a bit more consistent— pick players and give them a bit more consistent opportunities — for them to get that confidence, rhythm, I have said that before. You saw how Shreyas Iyer played in that ODI series (against West Indies), you pick him and you give him the freedom to play those matches and I think that needs to happen with a lot of players and I am sure Virat will do that,” – Ganguly said during a meet
“I was surprised to see Kuldeep Yadav left out because the last Test he played against Australia, he got five wickets in Sydney on a good flat pitch. But Jadeja also has been in good form, the surface yesterday at Antigua needed three fast bowlers because we saw the seam movement the fast bowlers got and it was a question of the spin,” Ganguly added.
“Ashwin’s record is phenomenal to leave him out in the West Indies, so it’s a decision which Kohli has made and we will find out in next couple of days whether how far Jadeja goes on to pick wickets on this surface,” – the former captain said.
“You can see that sort of indication from the first day of the Test, we will have to wait to see but that’s the competition of Indian cricket,” Ganguly said.