Sunil Gavaskar recommends changes in Team India ahead of clash with New Zealand
New Delhi : India is set to play against New Zealand in the ongoing T20 World Cup and before then former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has recommended valuable changes in the playing XI to ensure victory. The Indian team had to face a 10-wicket defeat against their arch-rivals Pakistan in their first game of the tournament.
India had struggled in the bowling department as none of the bowlers could get out openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan.
While Speaking on Sports Tak, Gavaskar said that Mumbai Indians batter Ishan Kishan should get the nod if Hardik Pandya is unable to bowl.
“If Hardik Pandya is not bowling – due to that shoulder injury he sustained in the match against Pakistan – Ishan Kishan has been in brilliant form so I will surely consider him ahead of Pandya”.
He also suggested Shradul Thakur’s name as a replacement to out of form Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.
“And perhaps, you can think of Shardul Thakur in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. But otherwise, if you make too many changes, then you will show the opposition that you have panicked,” he suggested.