Kuldeep Yadav Or Yuzi Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja Or Axar Patel? Wasim Jaffer Picks His Choices For The 2023 ODI World Cup

Former Indian opening batsman Wasim Jaffer has given his opinion on the selection of the Indian spinner in the upcoming World Cup 2023. He feels that it will be tough for the selectors to have both Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in India’s World Cup squad. Jaffer opines that Kuldeep is currently ahead of Chahal in terms of selection priority. However, he also suggests that Chahal could improve his chances of being included in the team by performing well in the upcoming matches.

Chahal was not part of the ODI series against Australia earlier this year at home. Whether he will feature in the upcoming three-match ODI series against the West Indies is yet to be determined. On the other hand, Kuldeep Yadav had the opportunity to showcase his skills in the three games against Australia, where he managed to take four wickets at an economy rate of 6.10.

While having a conversation at ESPNcricinfo, Wasim Jaffer said,”Kuldeep Yadav is a little bit ahead in the race, but I feel if Yuzvendra Chahal gets an opportunity, and if he does well in those opportunities, it could be him also. Having both of them can be a little difficult in the World Cup squad.”

He also said that for the all-rounder’s role, he will go with Ravindra Jadeja rather than the vice-captain of Delhi Capitals Axar Patel.

“I think it will be Ravindra Jadeja, without a doubt, because he is a better bowler. His batting has gone up quite a bit in the last two years. He plays in the Test matches ahead of Ravichandran Ashwin because of his batting. And, sometimes Axar Patel doesn’t finish his quota of overs when things go against him. I feel the experience also counts. Jadeja gives a lot more as a bowler, batter, and fielder compared to Axar,” Jaffer added.

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