New Delhi. In the T20 World Cup, India will play its third match against Afghanistan (IND vs AFG T20 World Cup 2021) today. After the defeat at the hands of Pakistan and New Zealand, Indian hopes of reaching the semi-finals have suffered a setback. In such a situation, victory is necessary for Virat Kohli’s team India in this match of do or die against Afghanistan. Before this match, former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar gave Kohli the formula to defeat Afghanistan. Gavaskar believes that in this match, Team India should include 3 spinners in the playing-11.
Gavaskar told India Today that there is no harm in going with three spinners. My suggestion to Team India would be that you play with two fast bowlers and three spinners. Because if Hardik Pandya plays, he can bowl 2-3 overs of medium pace. Top class spinners like R Ashwin should be in the team. It does not matter whether he is bowling to right handed batsmen or left handed. I would definitely like to see Ashwin in the playing-11. If he (Kohli) is looking for a bowler who can slow down the pace of the match, then he can give Rahul Chahar a chance.
India should go with 3 spinners: Gavaskar
If Kohli follows Gavaskar’s formula, then R Ashwin can play as the third spinner along with Ravindra Jadeja and Varun Chakraborty already present in the team. At the same time, if Rahul Chahar is given a chance, then Ashwin may have to sit out. India has played the first two matches with 3 fast bowlers and 2 spinners. Indian spinners have not taken a single wicket in the T20 World Cup so far. Jasprit Bumrah is the only bowler who has taken a wicket in the T20 World Cup.
‘Rohit Sharma should open’
Along with including three spinners in the playing-11, Gavaskar has also suggested to Team India regarding batting. He said that forgetting the last match, Team India should start the innings from Rohit Sharma. You saw that the change in the batting order in the last match did not work for the team. So you have to go with Rohit Sharma. He is such a batsman that once he plays 15 overs, the team can easily score 180 to 200 runs.