Question raised on not taking the legendary player
Many cricket experts also believed that the playing XI of the Asia Cup is going to be largely the same as the T20 World Cup to be played in Australia this year. But you will not see Jasprit Bumrah in the Asia Cup as he has been ruled out due to injury. In such a situation, when his partner Mohammed Shami was dropped, it was a bit awkward. You can also call it the biggest setback of the Asia Cup squad for Mohammed Shami’s exit.
Neither Jasprit Bumrah was playing nor Harshal Patel
Because neither Jasprit Bumrah was playing nor Harshal Patel. Mohammed Shami is such a bowler who is very good in any format. It is okay that he can get a little more runs in T20 but his experience and ability to bowl on Australian pitches could not be underestimated. In such a situation, former India opening batsman Aakash Chopra says that it is beyond his understanding why Mohammed Shami was dropped.
Why did you forget Mohammed Shami?
Aakash Chopra said on Hotstar, it is beyond my understanding why everyone has forgotten Mohammed Shami. He has performed very well. His IPL numbers are also good. I feel like there was a race going on between Mohammed Shami and Avesh Khan. Even then I will go towards Mohammed Shami with my eyes closed. I have no problem with passion but I think Shami should have been given a chance.
Shami should have been in the team
Chopra further says that, I am not against Ravi Bishnoi either, but the same thing is why you did not choose Kuldeep Yadav.
At the same time, former India opening batsman Kris Srikkanth also feels that India has gone with the lack of a medium pacer in this competition. He says I think a medium is less. I think Shami should have been in the team. Apart from that I think Axar Patel was a very good contender to make it to this team.
Indian team for Asia Cup
Indian team- Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Chahar, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan
Back-up: Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel.