Shardul currently seems to merely be making up numbers: Aakash chopra

Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra gave an introduction to the Indian team that will face Bangladesh on October 19 in Pune. According to Chopra, the team doesn’t need a second spinner, and Shardul Thakur is currently just inventing statistics. Chopra thinks Thakur isn’t now performing a specific function for the team. Shakib Al Hasan’s potential absence from the India match as well as the significance of his contribution to his country’s team were other topics covered by Chopra.

“There’s no specific role that Thakur is currently playing,” said Chopra

Aakash Chopra, who hosts JioCinema’s daily sports program “#AAKASHVANI,” anticipated what the Indian starting XI versus Bangladesh may look like today. We don’t need one additional spinner in the starting lineup, considering the history of the Pune track. We’ve already discussed how Shardul Thakur’s bowling abilities aren’t completely utilized. Right now, he appears to be making up numbers. He is not playing a particular role. So, the Indian think tank needs to respond to that crucial question.

They might be forced to choose between playing Shardul and giving Mohammed Shami a chance. Or, based on the current circumstances, they might consider whether Ashwin ought to be on the starting lineup. Personally, I don’t see Ashwin playing because the pitch doesn’t really lend itself to spinners. The think-tank may field the same side that competed in the event previously, thus while we may continue to debate the likely XI.

Chopra also discussed the issues Bangladesh is now dealing with. “There’s a question mark over Shakib Ali Hasan’s availability for the match. So, if he plays, it’s a good thing for Bangladesh. But if he does not play, it’s very bad news for them because their middle order has been struggling for consistency. They may promote Mehidy Hasan Miraz in the batting order and hope he succeeds.” 

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