Former India Test opener Aakash Chopra was critical of the team’s tactics, alleging that the management does not believe in the newcomers’ bowling talents.

Yuzvendra Chahal, the Indian camp’s standout performer, was named player of the match for his 4/49 in 9.5 overs. Former India Test opener Aakash Chopra, meanwhile, was dissatisfied with the team’s tactics, alleging that the management does not believe in the newcomers’ bowling ability, citing IPL phenomenon Venkatesh Iyer and rookie Deepak Hooda as examples. Hooda, who recently made his international debut, has already demonstrated his ability to sneak in a few short overs in the middle. While his ball skills were not necessary, the 26-year-old made sure he contributed with the bat. To help India win, the rookie put up an undefeated 62-run match-winning partnership with Suryakumar Yadav.

In the meantime, the IPL’s Kolkata Knight Riders used Iyer as an all-round potential. In the three-match ODI series against South Africa, which India lost 0-3, he was scarcely used with the ball. The 27-year-old did not bowl in the first ODI and only bowled four overs in the second before being dropped for the third.