Captain Rohit Sharma announced three changes in the playing XI for the fourth match of the five-match T20 International series between West Indies and India being played in Florida. Captain Rohit Sharma informed during the toss that Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Iyer and R Ashwin will not play in this match. Sanju Samson, Axar Patel and Ravi Bishnoi have been given their place. With this the picture of Asia Cup 2022 seems to be clear.
In the fourth T20 match, a total of 3 changes were seen in Team India’s playing XI, but everyone’s eyes were on Shreyas Iyer’s selection. Shreyas Iyer is not a part of this playing XI and from this it has been speculated that now Shreyas Iyer may be discharged from the Asia Cup 2022 as well. The statistics of Shreyas Iyer in the last 10 matches are not that good. For this reason, perhaps he will no longer be selected for the Asia Cup in Team India.
Although captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid are known to give ample opportunities to their players and the same happened with Shreyas Iyer, but now they may not play in the next match either. At the same time, Sanju Samson has a chance to show his strength. If Sanju Samson manages to show charisma in the fourth and fifth T20I matches, Shreyas Iyer will definitely be cut from the T20 team.
Team India’s playing XI
Rohit Sharma (capt), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh
Shreyas failed to take credit
Talking about Shreyas Iyer’s last 9 T20 matches, he had to come several times to bat in the first 10 overs, but the surprising thing was that he could not score a half-century even once. This is the reason that now the coach and captain of Team India has moved on from him. Sanju Samson will have a chance to make his mark. The team is to be selected for the Asia Cup 2022 on 8 August.