India making another mistake to rectify earlier one: Harbhajan on selections of Ashwin and Washington Sundar

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Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh feels that India have made a big mistake while announcing the ODI squad vs Australia. Harbhajan, who has been vocal about adding an off-spinner in the squad, has said that there was no need to call up two off-spinners in the Indian side for the Australia series. The 3-match series against Australia would be India’s final bilateral assignment ahead of the ODI World Cup 2023.

Harbhajan believes that with Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav’s spots sealed in the line-up, there is no point adding two off-spinners in the ODI series vs Australia.

“First Washington Sundar, who wasn’t in the original Asia Cup squad, was called there. After that, a second player has been added for this series and that is R Ashwin. So somewhere or the other Team India are searching for off-spinners,” Harbhajan said on his YouTube channel.

“They have probably realised their mistake that they haven’t picked an off-spinner in the team and that our bowlers can get into trouble if a lot of left-handers come in front of them. Why unnecessarily go through all this? It is beyond my understanding or they are going to make another mistake to rectify their earlier mistake,” Harbhajan made a strong statement in his video.

Harbhajan has backed Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav to start for India in the ODI World Cup and said that there is no chance that they will be replaced in the line-up in the premier ICC tournament.

“You will never pick three spinners in the team. You will choose two at the most. Ravindra Jadeja is definitely going to play, no matter how many left-handers are there in front of you, and the other spinner will be Kuldeep Yadav. No one can take his place as of now.”

Harbhajan concluded the video by saying that there might be a chance that one of the two players get picked for the World Cup, in case they have a sensational series. The former spinner argued that a lot will be at stake for these two Indian players.

Edited By:

Kingshuk Kusari

Published On:

Sep 19, 2023

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