IND V ENG 2021: “Stage set for kids to spice up claims for a spot in T20 World Cup squad”

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin feels that the fifth T20I in opposition to England is a giant alternative for kids to spice up their claims for a spot within the T20 World Cup.

The five-match T20I collection between India and England is at present degree at 2-2. The decider is ready to be performed on Saturday on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

On his official Twitter account, forward of the ultimate T20I, Azharuddin revealed he’s eager to see how the younger weapons carry out within the crunch scenario. He tweeted:

“Stage is ready for kids to step up and enhance their claims for a spot within the T20 World Cup squad later within the yr. I’m eager to see who all strengthen their claims. Massive sport this night.”

The T20 World Cup might be held in India later this yr.

Two kids have already made their mark within the T20I collection in opposition to England. Whereas Ishan Kishan hammered a half-century on debut, Suryakumar Yadav additionally cracked a fifty in his first worldwide innings (within the 2nd T20I).

Actually, Yadav was the person of the match as India defeated England by eight runs within the fourth T20I to sq. the collection. Batting first, India posted a wholesome complete of 185 for 8. Yadav top-scored with 57 from 31 whereas Shreyas Iyer hammered 37 from 18. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant additionally contributed 30 from 23.

In response, England had been held to 177 for 8. Ben Stokes hit a blinding 46 off 23 and Jason Roy contributed 40 from 27. Nonetheless, Shardul Thakur (3 for 42), Hardik Pandya (2 for 16) and Rahul Chahar (2 for 35) mixed to limit England and preserve India alive within the collection.

Sachin Tendulkar backs Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan for T20 World Cup

One other former India captain, Sachin Tendulkar opines that two of the workforce’s younger weapons Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are adequate to be a part of India’s T20 World Cup squad.

Talking to Reuters in a phone interview, Sachin Tendulkar commented on Kishan and Yadav:

“There isn’t a query how gifted each the gamers are. It will definitely boils all the way down to choice and the choice committee. However I can say that having performed within the IPL in opposition to all of the main overseas gamers, they’re able to play (within the Twenty20 World Cup).”

The Indian legend added that whereas Suryakumar Yadav is a superb participant, Ishan Kishan’s progress over the past yr has been outstanding.

The 2021 T20 World Cup might be held in India in October-November.

Printed 20 Mar 2021, 18:13 IST

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