India Will Miss These Two Players In 2023 ODI World Cup, Claims Harbhajan Singh

Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has said that India is missing two players from their ODI World Cup who are Yuzvendra Chahal and Arshdeep Singh. India announced its ODI World Cup squad on september 5 these two players who have performed brilliantly in recent times did not get a place.

India has opted for the left-arm spin of Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel, along with Kuldeep Yadav as their primary wrist-spinner. In terms of fast bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah will lead the attack and it will be supported by Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj. They have also included all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Shardul Thakur in the squad. The team lacks both a left-arm fast bowler and an off-spinner.

While having a virtual conference at Star Sports, Harbhajan Singh said,”In my opinion, there are two people missing in this team. First, Yuzvendra Chahal, and second, Arshdeep Singh. Because a left-arm seamer, if he can bring the new ball inside, it makes it useful in the game. If he can get two wickets early in the game, I’m not saying that right-handers can’t do that, but a left-hand seamer can get an actual angle to get the wicket. “

Harbhajan Singh said that, if he were part of the management, a leg-spinner would definitely have been included in the team. He proposed that India could have got a leg-spinner alongside a left-arm spinner. He notified that the two left-arm spinners, Jadeja and Axar, won’t be in the playing eleven at the same time.

“Yuzvendra Chahal, a proven match-winner, someone who has taken more wickets than any other spinner. If he was playing for any other country, I would think he would always be in the playing XI. But even after proving so much, I feel he should have been in the team. If I were part of the management, I would definitely play him in the team, because we are all stakeholders of Indian cricket and we want the Indian Cricket Team to do well,” he added.

“So, I believe these two guys are simply missed because we have selected two left-arm spinners who won’t be able to play together in the same match, but Jadeja and Chahal could play in the same match together. And if we have to face a lot of left-handers, then we need someone who can spin the ball outside as well. So, in my opinion, Yuzvendra Chahal and Arshdeep should have been in the team, and this is what will cause a lot of debate among everybody.”

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