Before the World Cup 2023, Kapil Dev warned the Indian team, said – the whole team will have to suffer - Newztezz Online


Sunday, August 27, 2023

Before the World Cup 2023, Kapil Dev warned the Indian team, said – the whole team will have to suffer

Veteran all-rounder and former Indian captain Kapil Dev has given a stern warning to the Indian cricket team. He has stressed on the importance of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer getting enough game time in the upcoming Asia Cup 2023. He believes that India should try their players ahead of the ODI World Cup as some of the cricketers haven't played much cricket due to their injuries. Otherwise the whole team will have to suffer. Jasprit Bumrah and the famous Krishna have played only two T20 Internationals since returning from injury. While Rahul and Iyer will return in the Asia Cup.

Kapil Dev said, "Idly every player should be tested. The World Cup is so close but you still haven't given players a chance? What if they go for the World Cup and then get injured? The whole team Will be a loss. Here, at least they will get a chance to bat or bowl a bit and get some rhythm. Worst case scenario if players get injured again during the World Cup, it will be unfair to those players Those who will not be able to be part of the team. Those players who have come back from injury need to be given a chance. If they are fit then they can play the World Cup.

He further said, "There is no dearth of talent, but if they are not fit, India will have an opportunity to make quick changes to the World Cup squad. You have a great opportunity to build a team for the World Cup and Asia Cups are a good platform. I want these players to go and express themselves. However, if there is any kind of question mark, they don't need to stick around. If you don't give them a chance, it will affect not only the players but also the selectors. It will be unfair to B as well. I know the World Cup is happening in India but you have to pick the best and fittest team."

On the other hand, if we talk about the Indian team, they are currently preparing for the Asia Cup 2023. The Indian team will play its first match against its arch-rivals Pakistan on 2nd September. Rahul and Iyer have returned to the squad selected for the Asia Cup, while young batsman Tilak Verma has been included in the ODI squad for the first time. 

Indian squad for Asia Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, the famous Krishna. 

Reserve player: Sanju Samson 

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