Jitesh Sharma should get a chance in third T20I against Ireland: Ex Indian Spinner
Sarandeep Singh, a former Indian selector, has asked the Indian team management to put wicketkeeper Jitesh Sharma and young pacer Avesh Khan in the starting XI for the third T20I against Ireland. Both players have never played for India before.
Sarandeep thinks that since India has already won the game, now is the best time to switch things up and let players like Sharma show off their skills.
For Jitesh to play in the last T20I in Ireland, Sanju Samson would have to be taken out of the team. Samson had chances, but he didn't make the most of them. Will the team stay with him, or will they try Jitesh? They should, if possible, so they can see how he runs his business.
After a great season at home and in the IPL, Jitesh has been called up to the Indian team. He is thought of as a finisher, which is something India still wants after MS Dhoni left.
Singh also said good things about Avesh Khan, calling him a talented fast bowler who does well in both local cricket and the IPL.
Even though Singh wasn't able to give Khan a chance during the series against the West Indies, he thinks that the next match against Ireland is the best chance to do so. Singh also talked about how important it was to give Sharma a chance, along with Khan.
"Absolutely, it should happen, especially when you have the freedom to make changes after a win. I'd love to see Avesh Khan perform. He is a good fast bowler, and I've already said that he does well in both local cricket and the IPL. We have seen him play often and give great bowling efforts.
Even though we couldn't give him a chance in the West Indies series because the games kept going back and forth, we should give him a chance here. Sarandeep Singh, an expert on JioCinema, said that Jitesh Sharma should also be given a chance.
But Abhishek Nayar, who is also a JioCinema expert, thought that India shouldn't change what was working. "I'd rather there be no changes. You know, these T20Is are a very short tour. "Because of this, it's important to make sure the players who have been given a chance keep playing," he said.