20-year-old junior player Tilak Verma has also been included in the 17-man Indian team announced for the 2023 Asian Cup. In the five-game T20 series against the West Indies, Tilak Verma impressed everyone with the way he played his racquet. After that, the discussion about Tilak’s addition to the ODI team intensified. As for Tilak’s selection, former Australian veteran player Tom Moody called it a bold and wise decision.
Team India chief selector Ajit Agarkar announced during a press conference in Delhi, attended by captain Rohit Sharma, that the upcoming Asian Cup will start from August 30 with the match between Pakistan and Nepal. At the same time, the Indian team will play their first game of the tournament against Pakistan on September 2nd.
Regarding the selection of Tilak Verma for Team India, Tom Moody said in a statement to Star Sports that I think it’s a great decision. I would like to call it a brave and wise decision. I’ve said before that he’s an aspiring player. He also has the ability to be a talent and show it on the field and he seems to be doing it consistently.
Tom Moody went on to say in his statement that we’ve already talked about how having a left-handed hitter in the top row gives the team a lot of strength. On the other hand, if you have a lefty in the #5 or #6 position, then that will definitely provide strength. This will prove to be a good move for the Indian team as it puts them ahead of the spin bowlers.