Ashish Nehra: The Indian team had to face a miserable defeat in the first T20 match against Australia. Despite scoring more than two hundred runs, the team could not register a win, which was attributed to the worst bowling. The level of fast bowling in the team looked very poor and in view of this, former veteran fast bowler Ashish Nehra openly slammed the management and captain and asked why Umesh Yadav is in the team.
Instead of Umesh, why not Deepak Chahar? – Ashish Nehra
Former Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra is very angry after Umesh Yadav was given a chance in place of Deepak Chahar in the first match against Australia. He clearly states what is the point of including players who are not part of your future strategy. He said in his interview,
“Why is Umesh Yadav playing? First you bring in Mohammed Shami and you have Deepak Chahar. You say Bumrah is not fit. I want to know why Deepak Chahar is not playing? There was a time when Deepak Chahar was considered the first choice to replace Bhuvneshwar Kumar. In such a situation If Deepak Chahar is fit, then why Umesh Yadav was included in the playing XI before him. There is definitely confusion in the team.”
Tests are not right for T20 World Cup
The series in Australia is seen as a preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup where the Indian team looks set to fail. The World Cup is going to start in Australia in October. The recent performance in the Asia Cup was also very poor. Umesh Yadav was not named in the T20 World Cup squad, but after Mohammed Shami tested positive for Covid, suddenly Umesh Yadav not only got a place in the squad against Australia, but was also included in the playing eleven.
The same mistake was made in the 2021 T20 World Cup
If we look at the current situation, the squad for the World Cup has been announced but the team is yet to pick its proper playing 11. The same mistake happened last year where major changes were made on several occasions to include Varun Chakraborty in the team and lack of space for top spinner Chahal proved to be a major factor in the defeat. In such a situation, if the right team is chosen in the World Cup this year, the dream of winning the World Cup can be broken for millions of people.