Asia Cup 2023: Tilak Varma In Team India Squad Is A Brave Yet Smart Decision, Believes Tom Moody
Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, speaking exclusively to Star Sports, seconded the decision to include Tilak Varma in the squad, saying, "Yes, because he is in hot form." Look at his domestic record; he has the numbers to be called up to India.
In addition, he is preparing for 50-over cricket by losing his previous two T20 matches, although jokingly. So he's preparing for 50-over cricket. In white ball cricket, it's difficult to discover a flaw in him. And, as I previously stated, let's have some effect, with excellent players at four, five, and six.
In Indian cricket, there is a big rush for positions one, two, and three; let's get these number four, five, and six batters out there."
Former Australia cricketer Tom Moody spoke exclusively to Star Sports about the talent and variety that Tilak Varma brings to the group, saying, "I think it's a wonderful selection." I'll call it brave, but I'll also call it smart in the same sentence. As I mentioned previously, he is certainly a rising star.
He possesses not only skill but also an incredible disposition, which he displays on a regular basis. We've talked about the importance of left-handedness in the top order, so him coming in at number five or six will be beneficial for India, especially to have that balance against spin.
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"The press conference was a very impressive debut by Ajit Agarkar as chairman of selectors," observed Sanjay Manjrekar, of the clarity of the team selection and the reason behind every decision made at the news conference.
What I appreciated about both Rohit and Ajit was their respect for the people who asked the questions. There were many open chats, and no one was afraid to reveal something they shouldn't.
The response on KL Rahul was significant. Along with the injury he recovered from, he developed a niggle, which is why they had an extra goalie. Now, that kind of extensive information sharing is exactly what we need, and I hope they remain candid. Excellent articulation of all the decisions made.
And when you look at the squad, I believe you're looking at the World Cup squad. Two players will be removed from the game.
There is a likelihood that one of the spinners, as well as an additional keeper or a fast bowler, will be dropped. But, with the exception of two individuals, this is pretty much the World Cup group that we're looking at."