India Tour of England: Australian player’s big statement regarding the selection of Rahane and Ishant, said – “They are getting old now”.
Appreciated the BCCI in India:-
Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has asked “aging” players like Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma from the Indian team to play the rescheduled fifth Test (ENG vs IND) against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been commended for removing the players.
The last match of the five-Test series played last year against England was canceled due to Kovid, which will be played from July 1 to July 5 this year.
The BCCI recently announced the Indian squad for the England tour, with some talented youngsters like the famous Krishna and K.S. India has been given a chance. At the same time, the board has ignored the experienced pair of Ishant Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane.
Ajinkya and Ishant were not giving a place on the Test team:-
Hogg said during a Q&A session on his YouTube channel. “I think it’s great that the selectors haven’t named Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma in the Test squad.
They are getting old and have not been performing to the best of their abilities lately. You have to go ahead and bring the youth in and rotate them. So that they can get experience with people who are already experienced.”
He further added, “You will see Shreyas Iyer batting with (Virat) Kohli now. And it is going to take many years to be able to develop a game plan for the long term.
This is a Good Policy To Rotate the Players:-
In which you will see them succeed. Right there you have (famous) Krishna, who will come along with Bumrah and Shami. So it’s a good policy to rotate the players.”
As mentioned above, Team India is leading 2-1 in the five-match series. And needs to avoid defeat to complete the historic series win.
Firstly, India will take on England in a three-match T20I series starting July 7 (Thursday). After this, the focus will be on the three-match ODI series to be played from July 12.