The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 is at the center of attention at the moment in world cricket. The Indian team too is working towards finding their perfect combination for the mega-event. They still have 10 more matches to play, besides the Asia Cup to zero in on their playing XI. Some of the former cricketers and experts have already shared their thoughts on the Indian squad. Kris Srikkanth and Ravi Shastri were also involved in a discussion about the team.
During the first T20I between India and West Indies, Kris Srikkanth spoke about India’s trial and error methodology ahead of the T20 World Cup. He also made an epic remark during the discussion, where he advised Chetan Sharma, the Indian selector, and his former teammate to pick the correct team. Srikkanth also expressed that Chetan Sharma can call him or Ravi Shastri for guidance while picking the team.
“If they pick the right combination then Chetan Sharma, who has played a lot of cricket with us,… ee Chetu (Chetan) aab correct team select karna. Advice chaiye toh mereko phone kardo, Ravi (Shastri) ko call kardo, humdono aacha guidance denge aapko (Hey Chetan, select the correct team this time. If you need any advice, call me, call Ravi. Both of us can give you good guidance),” he said during the broadcast of the 1st T20I between India and the West Indies on Fan Code.
What the selectors are doing is fine: Kris Srikkanth
The Indian team has tried different combinations concerning their batting order on the last few tours. They have experimented with different openers, like Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, and even Suryakumar Yadav at the top. The Indian management is keen to narrow down to their best combination before the T20 World Cup.
Speaking about the team’s methods, Kris Srikkanth expressed that the selectors are doing a fine job. However, he feels that India should have their playing XI ready before the Asia Cup 2022, which will take place in August in UAE this year.
“This trial and error methodology that they are doing is absolutely fine, what the selectors are doing is fine. But from the Asia Cup, they have to do it,” said Kris Srikkanth.