Aakash Chopra comments on Shubman Gill’s non-selection for Bangladesh series
By SMCS - Nov 29, 2022 12:26 pm
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Former India cricketer turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has questioned the selectors’ decision to drop many players including Shubman Gill, who is currently taking part against New Zealand for the upcoming Bangladesh series as well. However, a 14-member Indian squad has been named in a three-match ODI series in New Zealand, with the final game to be played in Christchurch on Wednesday, November 30 as well.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill

\He even opined on Deepak Hooda as well. “Shubman Gill, who is performing very well and is looking in very good form, was not part of the World Cup as well and is not at all tired, he doesn’t need any workload management but he has not been selected for the Bangladesh series. What are you going to tell Shubman Gill?, he said “Deepak Hooda, who played in place of Sanju Samson in the last match, he is a multi-faceted player, got to play one match in the World Cup, but this guy also does not need workload management. He didn’t play the first ODI as well. Why Deepak Hooda needs rest, I don’t know.”

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While talking about Suryakumar Yadav, the veteran said that he probably deserves a break, and opened up on the selection between Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan in the team as well. Samson also played a good knock in the first ODI against New Zealand but he made way for Deepak Hooda in the second game.

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh bowled a phenomenal first voer

“SKY – I can agree if you say he is genuinely rested because he has played a lot of continuous cricket. Sanju Samson is also not going to Bangladesh. Ishan Kishan, who was part of the T20I series here, will go there. Sanju Samson is a part of the ODI team here whereas Ishan Kishan is not,” Aakash Chopra shared. “Yuzi Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav – we were all talking if Kulcha should come back – both are not going to Bangladesh. Kuldeep has not played a single match on this tour and if he doesn’t play this match (final ODI), he will be dropped without playing a game. Why – I don’t know.”

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However, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar are the six players who are currently playing in the New Zealand series, and will play against Bangladesh as well.

“Arshdeep Singh – probably workload management is being done for him. Umran Malik is also not going. He has played one or two matches, picked up two wickets as well and didn’t get to bowl in the second match, and he is also not going to Bangladesh. This comes as a bit of a shocker for me,” Aakash Chopra concluded.