Legendary batter and former India captain Sunil Gavaskar is harsh on India's experimental policy.
New Delhi: Legendary batter and former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has lashed out at Team India’s performance in the ongoing Asia Cup. He is also harsh on India’s experimental policy. He said India failed to get into a rhythm with their first-choice playing XI at the Asia Cup as most of the players didn’t play together as a unit, which laid down the side.
Speaking to a leading magazine after India’s loss against Sri Lanka in a close match, Sunil Gavaskar said India needs to stop their experiments and end the discussion about ‘workload management’ in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup.
Former cricket great advised the men in blue to play their full-strength XI against Australia and South Africa to take place in India. It is necessary to give more and more chances to regular players because the T20 World Cup is not far away.
Before the mega T20 event, India will have to face Australia and South Africa in a 3-match T20I series from September 20 to October 4 at home before the start of the World Cup in Australia.
India has to start its proceedings in the T20 World Cup with a match against arch-rival Pakistan. Gavaskar further added that you don’t want any of your players to go undercooked; I would rather want them to go overcooked.
The legendary batter’s final piece of advice was to forget about the Asia Cup and concentrate on upcoming matches.