Aakash Chopra believes that there is no scope for any change in Team India’s playing XI for the final ODI against Sri Lanka.
The Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team have already sealed the three-match ODI series after taking an unassailable 2-0 lead. The Indian team management has fielded the same XI in both ODIs thus far and the players have given a decent account of themselves.
India win and gain an unassailable 2-0 series lead 💪Deepak Chahar’s heroics with the bat seal a three-wicket victory for the visitors!#SLvIND | https://t.co/mazzKoaauY pic.twitter.com/Q7fQA1Dqch
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra responded that he foresees Team India sticking with the same playing XI when asked by a fan on possible changes for the third ODI. With regards to the Indian bowling lineup, the cricketer-turned-commentator said:
Aakash Chopra highlighted that there is no change feasible in the batting department either. He reasoned:
Although Aakash Chopra reckons Team India are unlikely to make any changes, the team management might consider resting some of the players ahead of the T20I series and giving an opportunity to some of the youngsters waiting in the wings.
Aakash Chopra added that selected players should be given a decent run to showcase their credentials. He elaborated:
The 43-year-old signed off by stating that a change should only be made if a player is ruled out due to injury. Aakash Chopra explained:
With Sanju Samson having already recovered from his injury, he could be in the mix for the final ODI. Navdeep Saini could also be given an opportunity by resting Bhuvneshwar Kumar, thereby keeping the Indian vice-captain fresh for the T20I series.
Official @BCCI Update on Sanju Samson:Sanju Samson has recovered from his knee injury and the medical team has declared him fit and available for selection.#SLvIND
– IND vs SL 2021: "Don't even touch him" – Aakash Chopra sheds light on India's XI for the 3rd ODI
– IND vs SL India Playing XI for 3rd ODI: India likely to rest one opener with Devdutt Padikkal & Ruturaj Gaikwad set to …
Sri Lanka national cricket team,One Day International,Aakash Chopra,Cricket,Mumbai Indians,Hardik Pandya,Sri Lanka national cricket team, One Day International, Aakash Chopra, Cricket, Mumbai Indians, Hardik Pandya,,