Suryakumar Yadav for recovery as they take on South Africa in a three-match ODI series. The initial experience happens at the Boland Park in Paarl on January 19 (Wednesday). Having lost the previous Test series 1-2, the opposing group would battle to dole out the retributions yet their first undertaking would choose an intense playing XI.
With any semblance of Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya being inaccessible, there are a few voids left in the line-up. Thus, the group the executives needs to do some conceptualizing to conclude the mix. Talking on this respect, previous Indian opener Aakash Chopra has picked his favored Indian XI for the initial match. The cricketer-turned-reporter figures India would be in an issue while settling on the quantity of expert players.
There will be issue in choosing the batting request: Aakash Chopra
“There is an issue in the batting request, regardless of whether you should play five or six hitters. This issue won’t go. Rahul said in the question and answer session that they need to play Venkatesh Iyer as the 6th bowler, it implies he should bat at No. 6 too,” Chopra said in a video posted on his YouTube channel.
Considering Venkatesh will play, Chopra left out Suryakumar Yadav from the line-up. “If he (Venkatesh) bats at No. 6, some hitter should pass up a major opportunity. Just one can play between Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer. Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, I figure it will be Shreyas Iyer at No. 4, Pant at No. 5 and Venkatesh Iyer at No. 6,” he added.
All things considered, Chopra needs India to field both Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal in the XI. Among quick bowlers, he went with Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Jasprit Bumrah.
“You need to play five bowlers. I feel you should play the two spinners, play both Ashwin and Chahal, then, at that point, you will get a changed assault. In the event that you play four quick bowlers with Venkatesh Iyer, the assault will turn out to be excessively one-layered,” he contemplated.
Aakash Chopra’s India’s XI for the first ODI: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal