Sunil Gavaskar on Indian Team Selection: Ever since the announcement of the Indian Test team for the West Indies tour, the selectors have been facing constant criticism. In the World Test Championship (WTC) final match, the Indian team had to face defeat by 209 runs. After this, Indian players have now got rest for about 1 month. Team India has to play the first match of the 2-match Test series against the West Indies from 12 July. Former Indian player Sunil Gavaskar has now targeted the selectors regarding the team selected for the Windies tour.
Where Cheteshwar Pujara and Umesh Yadav have been shown the way out in the Test team for this tour. Whereas Mohammed Shami has been rested. Mukesh Kumar has been included as a new player in the Test team. Apart from this, many senior players including captain Rohit Sharma managed to save their place in the team.
Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar said in his statement to a sports website that the selectors had a good chance to give young players a chance on the West Indies tour. We missed out on the World Test Championship. Now the next big event is the ODI World Cup. That’s why I want that the senior players of the team should be given complete rest from Test cricket for some time. Whose ODI is fixed to play in the World Cup. He is playing continuously and in such a situation he hardly gets a break.
Indian cricket would have benefited by giving chance to young players
Sunil Gavaskar further said in his statement that if the senior players were given rest in the Test team announced for this tour and young players were included, it would have benefited Indian cricket only. But we could not do that. I think the selectors missed a great opportunity.
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