Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said that India should look beyond the 2020 T20 World Cup while grooming the young talents and give them consistent runs in the senior squad so that they could do well.
“The most important thing for India is to not look at the World T20 next year. Before the last World Cup there was too much noise about it and that sometimes is not good. What they need to do is pick the best possible players and give them consistent opportunities, as there is some serious talent in the domestic circuit,” Sourav Ganguly wrote in a column for the Times of India.
Sourav Ganguly said that the bowling department especially interesting to watch with the likes of Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini in the squad.
“These guys, with time and maturity, will see (Jasprit) Bumrah, Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar), (Mohammed) Shami as their role models and this will be a healthy sign for Indian fast bowling. Spinners like Rahul Chahar, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep (Yadav), (Yuzvendra) Chahal will also keep everyone on their toes,” said Ganguly.
He further said that KL Rahul will now be under pressure to keep his place in the squad in limited overs after losing the Test opening slot.
“With Rohit (Sharma) and Shikhar (Dhawan) at the top as the best possible opening pair, KL Rahul will be pushed. He has lost his place in Test cricket due to indifferent form and the likes of Shreyas and Manish Pandey will keep him on his toes if he wants to hold on to the No. 4 slot,” he concluded.