Kuldeep Yadav is a more capable batter: Sunil Gavaskar. Sunil Gavaskar clarified why Kuldeep Yadav chosen over Yuzvendra Chahal for the next 2023 Asia Cup.
Sunil Gavaskar, clarified why Kuldeep Yadav chosen over Yuzvendra Chahal for the upcoming 2023 Asia Cup, which is set to take place from August 30 to September 17.
Gavaskar, who is now a well-known cricket commentator. Provided a novel viewpoint on the decision by highlighting Yadav’s exceptional talent as a left-arm wrist spinner, which offers a special dimension to the team in addition to his useful batting abilities. Gavaskar stressed the importance of having a balanced squad composition and how important it is to have the right players on it.
“Well, obviously, Chahal and Sanju Samson would have made the team if they had scored more runs. However, occasionally you’re considering the team’s balance. Perhaps it is because Kuldeep is a useful batter later in the order that he is chosen over Chahal. Additionally, he provides a left-hand variation,” Gavaskar told India Today.
The senior cricketer’s argument rang true as he emphasized the value of having Kuldeep on the team both as a left-arm spin option and as a batsman.
Yadav has an impressive total of 34 wickets in 19 ODIs since 2022, for those who are unfamiliar with recent efforts. Chahal claimed 21 wickets in 16 games during that time.
Gavaskar also complimented Samson’s versatility, highlighting his function as an all-around player who can keep wickets. Gavaskar identified Samson’s potential over the long run while analyzing the selection.
“Sanju Samson is only 28, so you can’t assume that this will be his final World Cup, in my opinion. He has plenty of time to join the Indian team, the man stated.
Tilak Varma received accolades from Gavaskar, who praise the young player for being select for the Asia Cup team. Despite a few early stumbles in Ireland, Varma, who was India’s leading run-scorer during the T20I series in the West Indies, earned Gavaskar’s admiration.
Very good since the player has demonstrated his abilities in the games he has played. He has done enough. Yes, against Ireland, a few missteps are irrelevant, Gavaskar said.