Ashish Nehra last played for India in 2011 World Cup semi-final against Pakistan © IANS
Ashish Nehra last played for India in 2011 World Cup semi-final against Pakistan © IANS

Oct 16, 2014

Ashish Nehra, the experienced Delhi and India left-arm pace might get another chance to play in national colours. All the current medium-pacers, who are regular in the current Indian team are right-hand bowlers, so to add variety and keeping Nehra’s experience in mind, selectors might include him in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

According to a report published in Times of India, the Indian team management is currently looking for options in the bowling department. They need an experienced bowler who can handle high pressure situations. And that’s why Ishant Sharma was drafted back into the One-day International (ODI) squad for the ongoing series against the West Indies. “The bowling lacks experience. That’s why Ishant has been brought back. They are looking out for options,” the source informed TOI.

Nehra was impressive in recently concluded Champion’s League T20 (CLT20) for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). His capability to swing the new ball and his ability to bowl in death overs can go in his favour . “Considering his current form, Nehra, who hasn’t played for India since 2011 World Cup, is a good bet for the role of the senior pacer. The only issue is his fitness. It remains to be seen if he can bowl ten overs with the same kind of momentum he did during recent T20 matches” a BCCI official said.