Chief Selector MSK Prasad said- Players prepared through India-A overseas tours
According to Prasad, Priyanka Panchal, Abhimanyu Easwaran can play for India any day
Prasad's 5-year tenure as chief selector was completed only last month.
Dainik BhaskarJan 03, 2020, 03:16 PM IST Sports Desk. MSK Prasad, the chief selector of the Indian cricket team, said about his 5-year tenure, "We have prepared the bench strength of 6 bowlers and 4 batsmen during this period." All these 10 players can play for Team India in the coming time. "
Regarding the team's batting bench strength, he said, "There are two batsmen who are making a comeback in the team, while 2 have scored runs in domestic cricket in the last season. If you talk about the openers, Rohit Sharma has assumed the responsibility, besides them Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal. All these can open for India any day. We have prepared these through India-A tours. "
Prasad said – Bench strength ready for every slot, while talking about bowling, the Chief Selector said, "We have Navdeep Saini, Avesh Khan, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Warrier, Ishant Porel and Mohammad Siraj. The bench is ready for every slot. I am sure it will strengthen the Indian team in all formats. "
Navdeep made his ODI debut against West Indies last month
Navdeep Saini made his ODI debut against the West Indies only last month. He has also played 5 T20s for India. Thanks to this bowler, Delhi reached the final of Ranji Trophy in 2017-18. Saini then took 34 wickets. Madhya Pradesh fast bowler Avesh Khan is also eyeing selectors. He accompanied the Indian team to the South Africa tour in 2018 to bowl at the nets. Avesh was also with Team India during the World Cup last year.
With Priyank Panchal, Gujarat won the Ranji Trophy for the first time Priyank and Abhimanyu have been doing well for Gujarat and Bengal in domestic cricket for the last few years. Panchal had scored 1310 runs in the 2016–17 home season. He also helped Gujarat become the Ranji Trophy champions for the first time. During this time, he (Panchal) hit a career-high 314 runs against Punjab. At the same time, Bengal captain Abhimanyu scored 861 runs in the most 6 matches for the team in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy. His 183-run knock against Delhi on Thursday resulted in Bengal winning the Ranji Trophy by chasing a record 322 runs.
Prithvi Shaw hits a double century for Mumbai after returning from doping ban
Apart from these two, Prithvi Shaw can also make a place in the team as an opener. After returning from the doping ban, the batsman scored a double century for his team Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy. The Indian team is to tour New Zealand in January-February this year. At the same time, there is also the ICC T20 World Cup in October. In such a situation, this bench strength can reduce the difficulties of Team India on the upcoming tours.