Captain Rohit Sharma answered why Akshar Patel eclipsed Ashwin in team selection for the Asian Cup

India’s 17-man Asian Cup squad was announced by chief selection player Ajit Agarkar during a press conference in Delhi. There were some shocking decisions in this team as well. Where KL Rahul got a place in the team despite not being fully fit. At the same time, 3 spin bowlers got a place on the team, which does not include the names of Chahal and Ravi Ashwin.

When questioned about the team’s announcement after the team’s announcement, the captain Rohit Sharma, who was present at the press conference, said that there had been discussions in the selection for both the leg spinner and the off spinner, but we did wanted to decide Such a player who is a number – He also has the talent to bat with 8 or 9.

Rohit Sharma replied that we had a very serious discussion about an off spinner and a leg spinner, but in 8th or 9th place we wanted a player who could also hit. Akshar has performed exceptionally well so far this year. With him on the team we also have the opportunity to have a left-hander who also has the ability to be at the front of the team. At the time of selection, we had also talked about Ashwin and Chahal. As you can see, we couldn’t even seat Chahal as we could only accommodate 17 players.

Looking at Akshar Patel’s performance so far in the 50-over format, he has totaled 64 runs in 6 games for an average of 16. At the same time, he was only able to take three wickets in bowling with an average of 53.33. Akshar had a chance to beat the West Indies in the top division in the ODI series but couldn’t do much.

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