Ajit Agarkar believes India should not make any changes to their T20 World Cup roster unless there is an injury. The former India pacer further added that the team should stick to the squad selected by showing confidence in the players as things could change very quickly before the end of IPL.
The BCCI last month announced a 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup starting October 17 in the UAE and Oman. However, the performance of Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the second leg of IPL has raised concerns among many ahead of the ICC mega event.
Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson and Shikhar Dhawan were excluded from the 15-man squad and given their performances in the second stage of IPL 2021, many believe these players should be called up for the big event. The national teams are allowed to make changes to their T20 World Cup roster until October 10.
Meanwhile, Ajit Agarkar, who was part of India’s T20 World Cup win in 2007, stated that India should stick with the selected squad and there is no point in changing teams unless there is an injury. He added that the team management should show confidence in the players as things could turn quickly before the end of the IPL.
“In my opinion, once you’ve picked the squad for the World Cup, other than injuries, I don’t think you need to change anything,” Agarkar told Star Sports.
“Yes, there are guys out there right now who aren’t in their great shape, but it only takes one innings, whether it’s bowling or batting – to change that form, and that could happen before the end of the game. IPL.
“So if you think this is the best 15 you picked to go to the World Cup, my personal opinion, I would stick with it, because you have to show confidence in people even when things don’t look so good because things can change.” around very quickly.”
India will begin their campaign against Pakistan on October 24 in Dubai.
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