South Africa gave a seven-wicket loss to India in the second ODI in Paarl on Friday, and guaranteed the series 2-0, with the last match of the series to be played on Sunday in Cape Town.
India’s bowling unit showed a sub optimal presentation in both ODIs, in which the Men dressed in Blue experienced frightening losses.
The Indian bowlers neglected to rule the South Africa batsmen in the initial two installations in the three-match ODI series, and could oversee just seven wickets from two games.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who made his rebound in ODIs, released 64 and 67 runs in the two apparatuses individually, without taking a wicket.
In the mean time, Deepak Chahar, who is important for the India ODI crew in South Africa, has been performing great over the most recent couple of years in the restricted over format..
Chahar made his ODI debut against Afghanistan in 2018, and has up to this point scalped six wickets from five matches.
The 29-year-old additionally played an unbeaten score of 69 runs, which ended up being game dominating innings against Sri Lanka during the second ODI in 2021.
With India set to have the ICC World Cup 2023, Sunil Gavaskar figured that it is the ideal opportunity for India to check out Deepak Chahar instead of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
The former Indian cricketer further added that Bhuvneshwar’s more slower delivery and Yorkers are not working any longer.
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“I think it’s time to look at Deepak Chahar now. He is younger, pretty much the same kind of bowler, and bats handily down the order,” stated by Sunil Gavaskar.
“Bhuvi has been a tremendous servant of Indian cricket but in the last year or so, even in franchise level T20 cricket, he has been expensive. Not so much at the start of the innings but towards the end. He used to bowl those brilliant yorkers and slower deliveries, but those are not working anymore. That can happen, the opposition is studying you all the time and they will know how to be prepared for it. So maybe it is time to look at somebody else,” further added by him.
Gavaskar stated that Team India should build middle order more prominently in front of the 2023 World Cup, and the players should get the most extreme number of ODIs to get ready well for the marquee occasion.
“Now the intention should be to look at what is going to be your core team for the 2023 World Cup in India. We have got a good 17-18 months to do that. The core team have got to get the maximum number of ODIs. There are matches coming against West Indies, Sri Lanka and later on against England. That is where you have got to give them the maximum number of matches so they are well prepared for the World Cup,” concluded by him.