As the (WTC) match is approaching, the former veteran cricketers are busy giving their advice regarding the playing XI. From June 18 to 22, this match will be played between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl Stadium. Meanwhile, former national selector Sarandeep Singh has also said a big thing about Ravindra Jadeja. Along with this, he has also given his reaction about 4 seamers.
Why does the former selector think that the team should have priority before Shardul Siraj
In fact, the former selector believes that, if Southampton remains cloudy on June 18, then India can think of going with an all-round fast attack. Talking to PTI-language about this, he said that,
‘If the situation worsens, you can add an additional fast bowler after Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami’.
Sarandeep Singh (Ravindra jadeja) has selected Shardul Thakur as the fourth fast bowler in the final against New Zealand. He says that, if Team India comes with four pacers, then it should include Shardul in the playing XI instead of Mohammad Siraj. The former cricketer’s tenure came to an end with the tour of Australia earlier this year. However, a big reason for giving first priority to Shardul instead of Mohammad Siraj is his batting with the former cricketer.
Shardul can swing the ball according to the circumstances
During the Test series played in Australia, Shardul had a strong batting for Team India during this time when India was in special need of that contribution. Talking about this, he gave the reason for his choice and said that Shardul can swing the ball more in favorable conditions and his ability to score runs down the order can be an added advantage for the team.
Talking further in this regard, Sarandeep Singh (Ravindra jadeja) also said that,
“You need to score runs down the order, which Shardul can help with. Because he has years of experience in domestic cricket and his cricketing mind is also very sharp.
Ravindra Jadeja will have to sit out because of this
Further, when the former selector was asked that, if Virat Kohli and the team management decide to play four fast bowlers, then who will be India’s lone spinner? Answering this question, he took the name of Ravichandran Ashwin and said that it should be the same. Because there are a lot of left-handers in New Zealand’s batting order, which means Jadeja may have to sit out.
Sarandeep Singh clearly said in his statement that,
If the fourth fast bowler is selected, then Ravindra Jadeja will have to sit out. Ashwin should play because there are many left-handed batsmen in the New Zealand team.