Sunil Gavaskar puzzled India’s choice to play Umesh Yadav in advance of Deepak Chahar in the 1st T20I in opposition to Australia.
With Mohammed Shami trying out fine for COVID-19 quickly earlier than India’s domestic T20I sequence towards Australia, Umesh Yadav – who had remaining performed a T20I in 2018 – used to be known as up as a replacement. He used to be additionally at once fast-tracked to the taking part in XI with Jasprit Bumrah no longer risked in the opening match, in advance of Deepak Chahar, who used to be in the squad and is a standby participant for the T20 World Cup that starts offevolved subsequent month. Umesh picked up two wickets in his two overs, however was once additionally as an alternative luxurious as India misplaced the sequence opener.
Legendary batter Sunil Gavaskar stated that the group administration desires to be requested as to why Umesh used to be performed in advance of Deepak Chahar, as the latter is section of India’s World Cup plans and might also be known as up to the most important squad if any of the different pacers get injured, and would for this reason advantage by using getting some overs below his belt all through the build-up to the mega event.
“I assume it is a query high-quality addressed to crew administration as to what their questioning was once to take anyone like Umesh Yadav, who is now not even in the reserves or the standbys for the World Cup and now not taking part in Deepak Chahar,” Gavaskar stated for the duration of a dialogue on Sports Today.
“Deepak Chahar is additionally coming out of an injury. But you want these leg miles underneath your belt earlier than you go into a huge event like the World Cup. If you obtained a Deepak Chahar as a standby bowler and all at once in Australia anyone receives injured and he has to come in, he is no longer going to do a perfect job due to the fact he would not get the rhythm,” he said.
“So that is a query excellent addressed at the subsequent media convention to the crew administration as to why they picked Umesh Yadav and now not Deepak Chahar. Unless of route Chahar had a niggle, which we do not understand whatever about,” he concluded.