Robin Uthappa believes that India have picked a formidable squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and the Rohit Sharma-led side just has to find clarity over the No. 5 spot.
Arshdeep Singh would be very effective in the death overs: Robin Uthappa (AP Photo)
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Wicketkeeper-batter Robin Uthappa said that India have picked a formidable squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and the No. 5 spot in the Indian team will be contested between Rishabh Pant and Deepak Hooda. Uthappa’s comments came after BCCI announced a 15-member squad for the ICC T20 World Cup on September 13.
“[Yuzvendra] Chahal, Axar [Patel], and Ashwin are all intelligent, shrewd, and wicket-taking bowlers. Their intent will be to always look for wickets. The top four looks extremely formidable, the lower-middle order looks solid as well, they just have to find clarity over that No. 5 spot,” Uthappa was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
Uthappa opened up on India’s bowling attack, saying that the team has plenty of quality to do well, especially in the death bowling department. Uthappa further pointed out that veteran pacer Mohammed Shami’s experience will be valuable for the team if and when he is called upon.
“That would be between Rishabh Pant and Deepak Hooda. I think it is important to have a left-arm fast bowler, and they have that in Arshdeep Singh and he will be very effective in the death overs. Bhuvi has shown what he can do and I think he will be effective in Australia as well. I feel very confident about the fast bowling lineup. The bowling is in a good state.”
“I think the thought process behind Shami’s selection is that he is someone who has played a lot of these ICC tournaments in the past. In case there is any need for a replacement, they will have an experienced player at their disposal,” Uthappa explained.
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