India will be hosting an ICC tournament at home for the first time after the 2016 T20 World Cup. The ODI World Cup took place in India in 2011 where India were the champions.
India is missing some key players in a world year. Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja are two of the best in their respective departments. Their absence is a huge loss for India.
Ajay Jadeja, former cricketer turned expert feels that India needs to include Ravichandran Ashwin in the squad. He feels that India could rest Chahal in some ODIs and give a chance to the veteran. As the conditions will favor the spinners, Ashwin will be more than a handful on such pitches feels Jadeja.
‘He will be important’: Jadeja
“I would play Ashwin in India in that World Cup because spin will be (important). Chahal, you don’t need to play now, you need to play him in the World Cup. These are ready whether you want them or not,”
said Jadeja on Cricbuzz.
“Jasprit Bumrah, you got to pick, for sure. I am going with just for the current form, I would go with Shami, there’s no way I can leave him out,”
“I would go with Arshdeep Singh. He may not have good last couple of games, but that’s the future. He’s the only left arm you’re looking at, brilliant with the new ball. It’s unfortunate that he’s so good with the old ball that the Indian team started using him with the old ball and not with the new one. So, I would go with him and Umran Malik. Then I’ll pick Chahal there,”
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