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“Players are not made but wasted” – Aakash Chopra suggests 3 major changes for Team India for T20WC 2022

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Former Indian cricketer, Aakash Chopra has recently pointed out the loopholes in Indian Cricket with regards to white-ball cricket. In his latest video on his YouTube Channel, Aakash Chopra pointed out that there is no clarity and consistency in selection. He took the example of Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakravarthy to give explain his statement. Rahul Chahar was given only one match in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, while Varun Chakravarthy played three. Both the players have now been left of India’s squad for the upcoming T20 series against New Zealand.

“The first thing is consistency and clarity in selection. Yuzi Chahal was our No.1 spinner in the T20s for the last 4-5 years… we dropped him just ahead of the World Cup and then grabbed him again. What is this? It makes absolutely no sense to leave out your primary spinner. Then you gave Rahul Chahar just one game and left him too. Players are not made but wasted like this. Making players is difficult and wasting them is easy… Rahul Chahar will think, ‘What did I do wrong?’ Varun Chakravarthy will think, ‘What did I do wrong to go from mystery to history in one week?’ What is this? Consistency in selection is very, very important.”

The former Indian opener also added that India doesn’t have a clear philosophy on how to play white-ball cricket. He took the example of England, New Zealand and Pakistan to elaborate his point.

“Second is the brand of cricket. We don’t have an identity in white-ball cricket. What is our style of play? With New Zealand, there is a process and planning that goes behind a proper chess game. England play bravely and freely. Even if their bowling is a bit light they don’t stop hitting. Pakistan too has a mix of bowling variations, fast bowlers who get you wickets with the new ball and then they will try to squeeze you dry. We don’t have any philosophy. We are just a good team which will win if it plays good. So we need to develop that philosophy.”

The Indian Cricket Team endured a poor outing in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The Men in Blue began their campaign with two consecutive losses against New Zealand and Pakistan. Despite winning their next three matches, they couldn’t qualify for the semi-finals. India are now set to play a three-match T20 series against New Zealand, starting 17th November 2021.

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