‘He should be rested for crucial games’: Former Indian star wants Virat Kohli to make changes in India XI against New Zealand | Locust
Former Indian cricketer Dilip Doshi believes Indian team’s ‘mystery’ spinner Varun Chakravarthy should be rested for the team’s crucial upcoming T20 World Cup games after his uninspiring performance in the opening match.
The comments come after India’s 10 wicket loss to Pakistan when they met in the Super 12 on October 24 in Dubai. While no pitcher has failed to make an impression, several pundits have harshly criticized Chakravarthy, who conceded 33 points in his fate spell.
Speaking in an interview with Sportskeeda, Doshi, a former left arm spinner, commented that while Chakravarthy did well in the IPL, including ending up as the biggest wicket taker in the UAE leg of the IPL 2021, he is still an untested launcher internationally.
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âInternational cricket is very different from IPL. It has done very well for the Kolkata Knight Riders over the past two seasons, but still has not been tested internationally. He should be resting for the crucial games. On the grounds of the UAE, especially in Sharjah, you need spinners who can pull the hitters forward. Our spinners clearly failed to do that against Pakistan. They won so comfortably because the Indian spinners made them play with the back foot and run away, âsaid Doshi.
In addition, he said that India led by Virat Kohli lacks the services of its most successful T20I launcher to date, Yuzvendra Chahal.
“I disagree with the coaches. Chahal has a proven track record for India. Furthermore, a spinner’s success depends on his ability to lead hitters forward,” said Doshi.
India will face New Zealand in their second game of the tournament. Both teams will enter the match after losing to Pakistan. The Black Caps lost a fierce match on October 26 against 5 wickets in Sharjah.