Deepak Chahar would be beneficial for the Indian team in T20 World Cup 2022, says Sunil Gavaskar

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Deepak Chahar would be beneficial for the Indian team in T20 World Cup 2022, says Sunil Gavaskar
Deepak Chahar would be beneficial for the Indian team in T20 World Cup 2022, says Sunil Gavaskar

Deepak Chahar would be beneficial for the Indian team in T20 World Cup 2022, says Sunil Gavaskar

Legendary India batter Sunil Gavaskar feels that including pacer Deepak Chahar will be beneficial for the Rohit Sharma-led side in the Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 to be held in Australia in October-November.

In India’s final game in the Super Four stage of the 2022 Asia Cup, Chahar, who had just recently returned from a long injury layoff in the ODI tour of Zimbabwe in August, chosen to replace fellow fast bowler Avesh Khan. Chahar went wicketless for 28 runs in his four overs.

While on tour in Zimbabwe, Chahar played in two of India’s three games and claimed five wickets, including 3/27 in his comeback match in Harare. He had travelled to Dubai with the Indian team for the competition and listed as one of the standbys on the squad. He observed working hard during practice sessions.

“I would say Deepak Chahar. He is the one I would certainly look at because it will be Australia and there will be extra bounce. And with the kind of movement that he generates with the new ball.”

“He is somebody who’s got to factor in if? you know we’ve always picked about 4-5 bowlers for the Australia or South Africa tour. And one if them gets wasted. But in a fast-paced tournament like the T20 I think to go with Deepak Chahar would be beneficial for the Indian team,” said Gavaskar on India Today.

Deepak Chahar would be beneficial for the Indian team in T20 World Cup 2022, says Sunil Gavaskar
Deepak Chahar would be beneficial for the Indian team in T20 World Cup 2022, says Sunil Gavaskar

Robin Uthappa said that he envisions Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, and Harshal Patel as Rajasthan’s speed bowler, together with youthful left-arm fast bowler Arshdeep Singh, completing the pace department in India’s Men’s T20 World Cup roster.

“He (Bhuvneshwar) will bowl three in the top six and then one in the middle or towards the death. But I feel so that we will have Harshal and Bumrah predominantly bowling in the death. And he will play maybe to the tail end. Or just before the death overs he will bowl that one over. Or in case you want a wicket in the middle overs.”

“So, I think that’s how they’re going to use him. I think they will go with five fast bowlers anyways. And I think Arshdeep and Deepak Chahar will be the other two outside of Bumrah, Bhuvi and Harshal. And Hardik plays as the sixth fast bowler,” said Uthappa on ESPNCricinfo’s T20 Timeout show.

Australia originally scheduled to host the men’s T20 World Cup in 2020. Before it postponed due to Covid-19 and re-scheduled to held on October 16 to November 13 this year. The final will played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.