Kapil Dev has praised Team India for their recent performance
The former Indian captain is happy to see the talent pool of the Indian team
New Delhi. Former Indian captain Kapil Dev has praised Team India led by Rohit Sharma. Kapil said that the current team India has all the necessary qualities to win the ODI World Cup at home. He further said that the Indian cricket team has a huge talent pool and we can field different teams in all three formats. At the same time, this former veteran all-rounder also expressed his opinion regarding the team selection. He said that frequent changes in the playing-XI should be left to the discretion of the selectors.
Kapil Dev said in a conversation with Gulf News, ‘I think we should leave it to the cricket board what they (selectors) plan. So many cricketers are coming, so everyone should get a chance to play. What I can see from outside is that we may have separate teams for all the three formats in future, ODI, T20 and Test. In this way you will have a big talent pool of players.
Wrong decision to keep Suryakumar out of playing-XI: Kapil
This former Indian captain expressed unhappiness over the Indian team management’s decision of not giving Suryakumar Yadav a chance in the playing-XI in some matches. He said that if a player who is adjudged man of the match is dropped the next day and someone else comes in, then as a cricketer, he could not understand the thinking behind it.
Suryakumar has not been able to score a single half-century in the last 10 innings of ODIs. He did not get a chance in the first two matches of the ODI series against Sri Lanka. He came out to play in the third ODI. But were able to score 4 runs. He played a stormy inning of 112 runs in T20 before the ODI series against Sri Lanka.
Suryakumar scored 31 runs in 26 balls in the first ODI against New Zealand in Hyderabad. He did not get a chance to bat in Raipur ODI.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 22, 2023, 11:38 IST