Ravi Shastri wants India to go with 4 pacers in the playing 11


The Former Indian Head coach Ravi Shastri said that so, now you start with the pacers because, for me, the pacers are important. 

Ravi Shastri on Indian team

“I think to be fair, I will go with both the all-rounders – Axar and Shardul, it gives me an opportunity. And keep Sanju Samson on standby in case something happens to the keeper there, where he can just fly out,” said Ravi Shastri while speaking to Star Sports on the ‘Selection Day’ show

Ravi Shastri further said that

“So, now you start with the pacers because, for me, the pacers are important. If you need four over there, you already have one all-rounder (Pandya). So, if Bumrah is fit, he walks in. Shami walks in – that’s two. You’ve got Siraj as a backup, and if needed, Shardul can be there. Shardul has done well in the West Indies one-day game; he can be a backup. And then you have room for one more,”.Ravi Shastri said.

“You will only know if he [Bumrah] is fully fit when you see him playing in matches. That’s when you get a fair idea. No amount of bowling in the nets is going to tell you how fit a player is. There’s one thing called net fitness, and there’s one thing called match fitness. So these three games become very important for Jasprit,”. Ravi Shastri concluded.

Sandeep Patil said

 “I will go with what Ravi said because I want to remember 1983. The combination we had, we had many all-rounders in the team, and having all-rounders in the team gives you so much variety, and you can choose anybody,” Said Sandeep

The selection of Asia Cup 2023 is going to take place on August 21. The Indian captain and head coach will be present in the selection.

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