Irfan Pathan Statement: BCCI has shortlisted 20 players for the 2023 World Cup to be held in October-November. According to BCCI, these players will continue to rotate during the next 35 ODIs and they are being considered as the big contenders to play the 2023 World Cup. However, BCCI has not yet disclosed the names of these 20 players. After the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently said that the National Cricket Academy (NCA) will work with IPL franchises to monitor the workload of players during IPL 2023. It is learned that 20 cricketers have been shortlisted. Is.
Irfan Pathan suddenly got angry on this decision of BCCI!
Former India left arm fast bowler Irfan Pathan is furious over this decision of BCCI. Irfan Pathan believes that the team cannot stick to a pool of only 20 players and it is not right to rotate only them. Especially when the 2023 World Cup is only 9 months away. Pathan said in the show ‘Road to World Cup Glory’ on Star Sports, ‘2023 World Cup is still 9 months away. You can’t just have 20 players and just rotate them and think you’re just going to find those players above the rest and that’s not happening. See in terms of being part of the NCA. He should have a clear communication on Indian cricket with Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and coaches.
Created panic with his statement
Pathan said, ‘Apart from the contracted list that we have, we had a 33-target list of players. So there is a huge pool of players, not just 20 which may not be enough. Because if something goes wrong with them. Be it injury or form, nine months is a long period of time when you need a large pool of players. And that’s where you’re going to find them. And those 33 target list of players, they can practice anytime. Yes, they can work with the coach.
Pathan has objection to this
Pathan, who was the player of the match in the final of the inaugural edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup in 2007 and also played 120 ODIs, also revealed how the NCA coach has been working closely with Dravid. He said, ‘Some coaches have different players like Rajeev Dutta has 13 players, 13 spinners work with him, Apoorva Desai has 13 batsmen, others are coaches, they can go and leave anytime. Can work and they get really old data, they send it to Rahul Dravid and work together and that’s what should be done. Not with only 20 players.