The Indian cricket team has to address a few concerns as they work to move beyond their losses in the Asia Cup, T20 World Cup, and the ODI series against Bangladesh. The worry about the growing number of injuries is the one that comes to everyone’s mind first. Numerous key Indian cricketers, including Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar, and Mohammed Shami, are presently out indefinitely owing to their ailments, and some of their absence has cost India dearly.

However, India’s squad combinations are another issue that needs rapid adjustment. The management is spoiled for choice given the abundance of possibilities, but the so-called “problem of plenty” has its dangers. For instance, India did not move from their position during the T20 World Cup and kept its best leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal, out of all games.

Leg spinners from other countries, including Shadab Khan and Adil Rashid, saw great success and distinguished themselves as stars for Pakistan and England, respectively, prompting criticism of the choice. Instead, in the hopes that he would provide more with the bat, India chose to bat before R Ashwin. And even if he did on a few instances, the majority would always think it was wrong to play Chahal before Ashwin.

It brings up the following query. what are the selection criteria? Does the management choose individuals who can help with the bat in addition to being truly effective bowlers? Do we need more when India already has two of the best all-around players in Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja? Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, and Sachin Tendulkar could all raise their arms in celebration as India won the World Cup in 2011. But as of right now, the utility all-around is lacking. Amit Mishra, a seasoned spinner for India, spoke on the subject and believes that the team should choose spinners more for their bowling abilities than for their capacity to contribute with the bat.

“It is entirely accurate. They once silenced me when I tried to bring up this subject. A bowler should not be chosen based on the expectation that he would bat and score runs. How many all-rounders are there in India? You claim that we have bowler and batsman Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya. Axar Patel and Ashwin both have bat skills. How many all-rounders are necessary?” On Sports Tak, Mishra stated.

“Every side features two all-rounders, as well as occasional bowlers and a primary wicket-taking leg-spinner. Bowlers help you win games. How will you win a game if you don’t get any wickets? You cannot win a game even if you score 300 runs if your team does not have wicket-takers and major bowlers.”