Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly believes that Virat Kohli should bring back Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal for limited-overs cricket. He thinks that Chahal is a must for India in the shortest format.
Bring back KulCha
Sourav Ganguly shared his opinion on the exclusion of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal from the T20 squad of the Indian cricket team. Ganguly is happy with the current squad but bringing back the wrist spinners in important according to him. In his column on Times of India, he wrote, “This is a good team but Virat needs to bring back the wrist spinners into this format. I hope Yuzvendra Chahal has only been rested to give opportunity to others, or else he is a must for India in the T20 format.”
He also suggested that there is no need of two left-arm spinners in the team. He opined, “India doesn’t need two left-arm spinners [Ravindra Jadeja and Krunal Pandya]. The test series will start soon, and hopefully, India will play on good pitches and not rank turners, as it has been in the last series because India is very good team on any surface.”
Earlier Virat Kohli gave his explanation about the exclusion of the duo, KulCha. It was because of India’s strategy to extend the batting line up in T20Is. “The increased depth in batting was one of the reasons why Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were excluded. Also, we wanted to give opportunities to the guys who have done well over the last couple of years in domestic cricket and in IPL. It is about finding the best balance in the combination and not just sticking to only one combination,” Kohli said.
With the T20 World Cup 2020 approaching, Ganguly knows that there will be a lot of judgments passed. India’s key person is the captain in this situation who needs to stay calm for a longer period of time.