Shubman Gill replacement I Squad was picked in presence of Virat Kohli BCCI fumes over team management s lack of clarity report
Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw
- Indian team management demands two players to replace Shubman Gill
- Team seeks Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal as Gill’s replacements
- The selectors have turned down the request of the Indian team management
New Delhi: There is usually a calm before the storm, but at this time there is a stir in the Indian cricket team about the choice of Shubman Gill. While the Indian team wants either Prithvi Shaw or Devdutt Padikkal as a reserve opener for Gill, both are currently practicing in Sri Lanka. The ODI series between India and Sri Lanka will start from July 13.
It has been learned that the manager of the Indian team from England has officially demanded two players as substitutes for Shubman Gill, while the BCCI selectors committee has not accepted the request. BCCI officials are angry over this situation. He raised the question that when the 24-member team was selected in front of captain Virat Kohli, then why these doubts were not raised.
The Times of India quoted a BCCI official as saying, “The team management should have been clear about their approach. When it comes to team composition, the selectors have always paid attention to the demands of the team management. The team was selected in the presence of Captain Virat Kohli. The management should have been clear on their plan once they knew which players to pick. Rahul was selected as the opener. If they changed the plan, then it should have been clearly stated.
There has been news from the team management in England that Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma are left to open the innings while KL Rahul is being considered for trying in the middle order. Abhimanyu Eswaran, selected as the back-up opening batsman, is considered relatively weak to face James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer and others. The BCCI selection committee, however, does not want to get into apprehensions.
“Eswaran is with the Indian team from the home series against England in February-March. The team management needs clarification as to why they are not confident in using Eswar. Only then will it be decided whether the option needs to be sent or not.
According to the selection committee, India have four options to open – Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul and Abhimanyu Eswaran. Hanuma Vihari can be tried as an opener in case of crisis. The fact that 23 players were sent for the long tour of England. Now the BCCI is angry with the Indian team’s demand for more players.
Hanuma Vihari ready for opening
The official said, ‘England has four openers available and it has happened because of the pandemic. Earlier Indian teams did not have such luxury. He had to work with 15 players on long tours. Then the team management and selectors used to agree on the same decision regarding their plans. The selection of 24 players for each series has made the selection committee’s job easier. If he doesn’t believe in the 24 selected players, then it needs to be resolved soon.
The source said, “There is no doubt that Hanuma Vihari is ready to shoulder any responsibility in the event of a crisis. But he is more than happy to bat in the middle order. According to a TOI report, the Indian team management and selectors committee chief Chetan Sharma have not been able to agree on one thing since his appointment in January. Many people claim that Chetan Sharma has a personal preference for many players while there is also a lack of communication between the two parties.
The current thing is that both Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal are currently with the Indian team in Sri Lanka. In England, the Indian team will have to change its plans so that it can make a strong team.
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