FORMER India cricketer Wasim Jaffer picked India’s players who would likely to be the part of Indian squad in the upcoming ODI World Cup which will start from October 5.
The former India batter picked Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and Shikhar Dhawan as the openers for the tournament. The further stated that Even though Shikhar Dhawan is not going to be picked, he will keep him as the backup opener.
“My three openers will be Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan. Even though Shikhar Dhawan is not going to be picked, I will keep him as the backup opener. Even if he doesn’t play at the start, I am okay with that.”
Jaffer also opened up about number three, four and five spot, the batter reckoned that Virat Kohli at No. 3, Shreyas Iyer at No. 4, KL Rahul at No. 5 and Hardik Pandya at No. 6.
The batter dropped Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal and picked Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav as the spinners for his playing XI in the tournament.
However, team India is currently in West Indies playing the second Test match and after that the side will play 3 ODIs followed by 5 T20Is against the same opponent.
After the jam packed schedule against WI, team India will face Irealnd for the 5 match T20I series.
IND vs WI 2nd Test Day 4 Report
India gave themselves the best chance to win the second Test against the West Indies with an ultra-aggressive batting approach after lead pacer Mohammed Siraj produced career-best figures on another rain-hit day here.
Siraj’s five-wicket haul in the morning session allowed India to bowl out the West Indies for 255 in their first innings after the hosts started day four at 229 for five.
Having gained a massive 183-run first innings lead, India went for an all-out attack in the second innings to smash 181 for two in 24 overs before declaring 35 minutes after the tea break to set the home team a 365-run target.
India raced to 100 runs in 12.2 overs, the fastest team hundred in Test cricket history.