Former opener, Gautam Gambhir has taken a dig at the Indian Team management for constant changing and chopping India’s playing XI in the ongoing T20 series. He questioned the management’s decision to leave out Suryakumar Yadav in the third T20 international.
Suryakumar Yadav made way for Rohit Sharma in the third T20 international against England. Rohit and KL Rahul opened the innings, while Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli came at number three and four respectively.
“It amazes me, seven months before the World Cup he starts preparing for World Cup, and probably after the World Cup he will start preparing for the next World Cup. It really doesn’t matter, the kind of form you are in matters,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Gambhir was as saying.
“Imagine if there is an injury issue, what have you seen of Suryakumar Yadav, what have you seen of Suryakumar Yadav in international cricket. I hope nobody gets injured but if there is an injury case and somebody needs to bat at number 4 and number 5,” he further said.
“For example, there has to be a replacement for Shreyas Iyer, who are you gonna go for. So at least look at someone whom you have got into the setup. Probably give him that opportunity in three or four games and see where he stands,” Gambhir added.
England currently leads the three-match T20 series 2-1. Having lost the third T20 international, both the remaining games will be treated as knockouts for the Men in Blue.