Mumbai: Former India captain Zaheer Khan has told the team management that if the key bowlers in the team are allowed to rest during the series, the same policy will not be followed with the batsmen. Zaheer Khan’s question comes in the backdrop of a series of opportunities for batsmen, including Ajinkya Rahane, who are struggling to find form. Mohammad Shami and Ishant Sharma, who played in the third Test, were rested by India in the fourth Test. Instead, Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav have been given the chance. Meanwhile, Zaheer Khan’s question is whether the batsmen can be replaced.
‘I saw only one change in the batting line-up. In the case of bowlers, their workload also needs to be considered. Decisions are made before the match based on the circumstances and the form of the players. In the current situation we can not miss the series. Team selection should be made with that in mind. If the bowlers can be dismissed, why can’t the batsmen be dismissed on these grounds? ‘ – Zaheer Khan asked.
Mohammad Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin, two of India’s most important bowlers in Test cricket, were not played at the Oval. Substitutes Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur did not announce their absence. Zaheer Khan said that India’s line-up is strong enough that even if the key players are gone, it will not affect the team.
‘This team is at the forefront of talent. The team is growing day by day with the help of talented players. The lineup of substitutes on the team is also very strong. The qualifications required to be in the team are very high, ”said Zaheer.
English Summary: If bowlers can be changed, then why not batsmen?: Zaheer Khan