He named the players who can shape the Men in Blue in good form for T20Is
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has seen India’s disappointing defeat in the first match of the T20I series against Bangladesh. He has a piece of advice to the Men in Blue. He believes that the team needs ‘four pillars’ to improve in the format.
‘I think you need to have four pillars of strengths. The number one pillar in any T20 team is the death bowler. You’ve got Bumrah. So, who is the other bowler who’s going to help bowl at the death? Will it be Deepak (Chahar) or Khaleel (Ahmed)?’, Jones said.
‘The second pillar is the top three batsmen who can hit boundaries in the first six overs or bat with a strike rate of over 130. You’ve got Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. At number three, who’s your all-rounder? Of course, Hardik (Pandya), he’s been rested. This gives a golden opportunity to Shivam Dube to come in’, the commentator added.
‘As the fourth pillar, you need a spinner that can spin it both ways. Is it going to be (Yuzvendra) Chahal or someone else? Now, this is where questions will be asked in the next two to three T20 series that are coming up’.
The T20I squad of the Indian Cricket Team is being captained by Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli is currently on a break as he has been consistently playing since the World Cup.
Jones also opined that having a Day-Night match in Test cricket is a great initiative and called it as the future of the sport.
Dean Jones is regarded as one of the best ODI batsmen in the world. He coached the Islamabad United, a team that plays in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). To know more about the PSL, read the page on Betwala.
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