‘Why not play Chahar? He and Pant are same with the bat’: Twitter slams Dhawan | Cricket

Be it ODI or T20Is, choosing an India XI ought to qualify to be one in every of the hardest duties obtainable presently due to the quantity of expertise at disposal. This unimaginable pool of expertise has created two real issues. Firstly, whoever misses out on a spot in the XI, seems to be laborious completed by. Secondly, there is not any settled XI as only a few get a protracted rope. They are usually changed regardless of performing nicely when seniors like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja return. One of the most unlucky ones amongst this lot is Sanju Samson, who regardless of all the expertise and adequate knocks at the worldwide degree, usually finds himself exterior the enjoying XI. The cause most of the time is Rishabh Pant. The left-handed wicketkeeper-batter, who has already turned out to be one in every of India’s best-ever keeper-batter in Test cricket, hasn’t fairly set the stage alight white-ball cricket that persistently however is given a long term. And that’s the place the followers get irked.

Friday was a type of uncommon events when India determined to subject each Pant and Samson in the XI. The Hardik Pandya-led Indian crew administration drew a number of flak for not choosing the Rajasthan Royals captain in the T20I collection however Shikhar Dhawan, who now took over as the captain in the ODI collection, straightaway acquired Samson in the combine. But it was not instead of Pant, who by the way can also be the vice-captain of the aspect.

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Because India picked each Samson and Pant in the XI, they needed to go in with a bowler brief. They have 5 real bowling choices, make no mistake however since none of their prime six batters bowl, ideally, the inclusion of Deepak Hooda was warranted. But there was no area for the Baroda all-rounder. Deepak Chahar too did not discover a place in the XI as India picked Shardul Thakur as the seam-bowling all-rounder.

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In one other main growth, India handed ODI debuts to seamers Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik. The latter, like Samson, did not get a sport in the T20I collection however was handed his ODI cap in Auckland.

India: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, 4 Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson.


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