Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Many experts and fans are baffled over the fact that as many as four spinners have been selected in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup 2024 to be played in USA and West Indies. Lots of permutation and combination are going on for an ideal combination of bowling attack in the Indian team.

Giving his expert advice on the matter, former India great Sunil Gavaskar has urged captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid to play three spinners and one out-and-out pacer in Jasprit Bumrah, with vice-captain Hardik Pandya as the fifth bowling option. 

BCCI selectors have picked Hardik and Shivam Dube as the two pace-bowling all-rounders. However, the Little Master feels that playing the former would be good for maintaining the balance of the side.

“A balanced bowling attack is the most important thing in West Indies, so India can go with three spinners and two fast bowlers, with Hardik Pandya as the backup fast bowler. I think this will maintain the balance of the team,” said the former India captain.

“I believe that this is a team that has a good mix of experience and youth. Along with Rohit, Virat, Surya, Bumrah, there are young players like Yashasvi, Rishabh, Shivam, who strengthen the team,” the legendry batsman added.

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