‘Hard to leave someone out’: India head coach Dravid on Kuldeep Yadav’s exclusion from XI


Bridgetown [Barbados]: Team India head coach Rahul Dravid spoke about keeping spinner Kuldeep Yadav out of the XI and said it was difficult to leave someone out on the bench.

‘Hard to leave someone out’: India head coach Dravid on Kuldeep Yadav’s exclusion from XI

Kuldeep made his T20I debut in 2017 and after that, he appeared in 35 20-over matches where he picked up 59 wickets at an economy rate of 6.75. However, the Indian star failed to make it to the eleven players for the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024.

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India will face Afghanistan in their next Super Eights match of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Thursday.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Dravid said all four players on the bench were quality players. The head coach emphasized that they selected the eleven players based on the conditions.

“It’s hard to leave anyone out. The four guys we left out in these games, to be honest, are all quality players, quality performers. Any one of them them coming into your team, if you look at it, Man for man is not going to make your team a weaker team It’s just that the conditions and what we saw as the demands of that particular place us. pushed us to go for this particular combination in which we felt spin did not have a huge role. “It was more bowling conditions,” Dravid said.

Dravid praised the Afghan bowling attack and said that they were experienced bowlers.

“It is important for us to recognize that they have a good bowling attack in all areas. Even their two pacers are quite experienced, be it Farooqi and Naveen Ul Haq who have both played a lot of cricket, they are also swinging So, they have a pretty good bowling attack, there is no doubt about it, I think their bowlers are some of the most sought after bowlers in this format across the world in different leagues,” he added. .

India will aim to do well against Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Australia and register big wins to qualify for the semi-finals and end India’s drought for an ICC trophy since the Women’s Trophy. Champions of 2013 and also win their first World T20 Championship since the inaugural 2007 edition in South Africa.

The Men in Blue produced a stunning performance in the group stage of the showpiece event and finished top of the Group A table with seven points.

Team: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj.

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