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Former Indian Spinner Harbhajan Singh Criticizes Indian ODI World Cup Squad Selection

Former Indian Spinner Harbhajan Singh Criticizes Indian ODI World Cup Squad Selection

Missing Players Overlooked by Selection Committee

Harbhajan Singh expressed his disappointment with the Indian ODI World Cup squad selection, stating that two deserving players have been overlooked. According to Harbhajan, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and pacer Arshdeep Singh should have been included in the 15-member squad. He believes that having a left-arm seamer in the team can bring diversity and impact the game positively.

Proven Match-Winners Being Ignored

Harbhajan emphasized the importance of including Chahal in the team, as he is a proven match-winner and has consistently performed well. He expressed his belief that if Chahal was playing for any other country, he would have been a regular member of their playing XI. Harbhajan believes that Chahal’s exclusion is a missed opportunity for India in the World Cup.

The Impact of Right-Arm Spinners

Harbhajan also expressed surprise at the absence of right-arm spinners in the squad. He mentioned that having two left-arm spinners in the team might limit their chances of playing together. Additionally, he highlighted the need for a bowler who can take the ball away from left-handed batters, especially when facing a team with many left-handers. Harbhajan suggested that a combination of left-arm and offspin or legspin would have been ideal.

Debate Over Squad Selection

The omission of Chahal and Arshdeep has sparked a debate over the squad selection for the ODI World Cup. Many cricket experts and fans have raised questions about the selection committee’s decisions. The debate revolves around whom these two players could have replaced in the squad.

(With inputs from PTI)

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