New Delhi: Ahead of the all important clash between India and Pakistan, on Sunday, there have been a lot of speculations regarding India’s playing 11. With Ravindra Jadeja already being ruled out of the Asia Cup due to a knee injury and uncertainty around the availability of Avesh Khan, several predicted playing 11’s have come forth.Also Read – IND vs PAK: Suryakumar Yadav Ahead Of 2nd Asia Cup Clash Against Pakistan – ‘My Mindset Remains Same Across Formats’
Left arm spinner Axar Patel was announced as a replacement for Jadeja, however, Indian cricket fans and analysts wanted Deepak Chahar (who is in the reserves) to be drafted into the squad as well. Check some of the tweets here: Also Read – LIVE IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2022, Super 4 Match, Cricket Score: India Aim to Make Two Wins in Two Against Pakistan
1. Aakash Chopra (Commentator and Former Cricketer) Also Read – IND vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Tips India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022: Captain, Vice-Captain, Probable XIs For Today’s T20 Match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium 7:30 PM IST September 4 Sunday
India picking only 3 seamers for a tournament in Dubai in August-September was a always a tricky proposition…with Avesh falling ill, the problem is staring in our faces. Deepak Chahar is with the team…can’t they include him in the squad? And play vs Pak today #AsiaCup #IndvPak
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 4, 2022
India missed a trick in not announcing Deepak Chahar as Jadeja’s replacement.
We could have played Bisnoi for Jadeja and Chahar for Avesh. Chahar can bat at 7.
Also, we can test both Deepak Chahar and Ravi Bishnoi in this way, as Avesh is already out of the scheme.
— Harshit (@_offthemark_) September 2, 2022
Better to select Deepak chahar instead of Arshadeep and inplace of Avesh Of course Bumrah will be back for T-20 world cup
— Nilesh Ghodela Kumawat 💎 (@neil_Ghodela_28) August 31, 2022
Better to add Deepak Chahar in Team instead of Avesh. https://t.co/XbX72R5lP0
— Cricket 🏏 Lover // Get well soon Bumrah ♥️ (@CricCrazyV) September 3, 2022
— DEWANG JAWAR🇮🇳 (@the_Jawars) September 4, 2022
Apart from Jadeja, fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel are also missing the Asia Cup for India. As per Dravid, the current situation doesn’t stop them from using this tournament as an opportunity to build and grow the team for the World Cup.