Former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting identified that Mohammed Shami has fallen behind within the race to make it to the T20 World Cup in Australia later this yr following his exclusion from the Asia Cup squad.
Shami isn’t within the image anymore with regard to the shortest format of the sport as a result of emergence of younger prospects. The likes of Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh have overtaken Shami within the pecking order.
“He’s been a really, superb bowler for India for a very long time now. If you happen to have a look at his strengths, his Take a look at cricket might be the place he thrives probably the most,” Ponting informed the ICC.
“If there’s doubtlessly 4 named within the squad he may be the fourth man” – Ricky Ponting
Though the Asia Cup squad is a transparent indication that Shami isn’t within the fray, the selectors would possibly rethink their choice and add an additional pacer for the quick and bouncy pitches in Australia.
“I feel there are higher quick bowlers in Indian T20 cricket than Shami and so they’ve solely named three (for the Asia Cup). So if there’s doubtlessly 4 named within the squad he may be the fourth man in.”
“I might assume they’ll in all probability solely have the 4 quicks coming to Australia. They’ll nonetheless wish to deliver a whole lot of spin right here though the wickets are in all probability not that conducive,” he additionally noticed.
India squad for Asia Cup:
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Standby: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar.