IND vs NZ: Sanjay Manjrekar Snubs Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma From India’s Enjoying XI For WTC Remaining


Former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar picked his supreme Indian workforce for the World Check Championship last in opposition to New Zealand. India have already named a 15-member squad for the summit conflict, the place the likes of Shardul Thakur, KL Rahul and Axar Patel did not seize the spot.

New Zealand are excessive on confidence after beating England within the Check collection not too long ago as they’ve already tailored to the circumstances. In the meantime, India performed simply an intra-squad match as a part of preparation.

Manjrekar mentioned that that he has picked his workforce after assessing the standard English circumstances.

“I’m assuming you’ve gotten typical English circumstances. I’m assuming there can be a mix of solar and cloudy cowl all through the 5 days of the Check match if it goes the space. So, I’m selecting the workforce accordingly,” Manjrekar mentioned in an ESPNCricinfo video.

The previous India batsman picked regulars Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane as the highest 5. Nonetheless, he made a shocking exclusion of Ravindra Jadeja from his XI and picked Hanuma Vihari over him.

“Going to have Hanuma Vihari to reward him for his good innings earlier than he bought injured. India will want someone with extra compact defensive approach. As a result of the fellows on the high of the order, barring (Cheteshwar) Pujara, aren’t these sorts. So I’ll have Hanuma Vihari at quantity 6. Pant at 7, contemplating India have hardly had any follow recreation. I simply wish to be sure the batting runs deep,” he added.

Within the quick bowling division, Manjrekar picked younger Mohammed Siraj over Ishant Sharma due to his swinging skills with the ball.

“Need Siraj, the swing bowler to be introduced into the equation, and the final time Siraj bowled abroad in Australia, (he) bought a five-wicket haul. Laborious to depart a bowler like him out. You’ll be tempted to consider Siraj as a result of if you have a look at Shami, Bumrah and Ishant, they’re extra seam bowlers, hit-the-deck form of bowler. Siraj would possibly provide one thing totally different. I’d go together with Siraj, however India would possibly play Ishant for apparent causes,” he added.

Sanjay Manjrekar’s enjoying XI for WTC last:

Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.



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