Deepak Chahar would be beneficial for the Indian team in T20 World Cup: Sunil Gavaskar | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Legendary Indian hitter Sunil Gavaskar believes that the inclusion of stimulator Deepak Chahar will be beneficial for the Rohit Sharma-led men’s team T20 World Cup to be held in Australia in October-November.
Chahar, who had recently returned from a long injury absence on the ODI tour of Zimbabwe in August, was named another fast bowler. Avesh KhanIndia’s substitute ahead of India’s last game in the 2022 Asian Cup Super Four leg, without a wicket for 28 runs in his four overs.
Chahar featured in two of India’s three matches on tour in Zimbabwe, picking five wickets including 3/27 in his return match in Harare. He was named as one of the team’s substitutes and had traveled to Dubai with the Indian squad for the tournament, where he was seen putting on the hard yards during training sessions.
“I would say Deepak Chahar. He’s the one I would definitely watch because it’s going to be Australia and there’s going to be some extra rebounding. And with the kind of movement he generates with the new ball.”
“He’s someone to consider if? You know we’ve always picked about 4-5 bowlers for the Australian or South African tour and one if they’re lost. But in a paced tournament fast like T20, I think going with Deepak Chahar would be beneficial for the Indian team,” Gavaskar said on India Today.
Also speaking in favor of Chahar’s inclusion in India’s squad for the Men’s T20 World Cup, Robin Uthappa remarked that he sees the Rajasthan pacemaker as well as young left-arm fast bowler Arshdeep Singh complementing the rhythm department alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel.
“He (Bhuvneshwar) will play three in the top six and then one in the middle or towards the death. But I think we will have Harshal and Bumrah playing mostly in the death. And he may play until the end or towards death. just before the dead he will knock that one down or in case you want a wicket in the middle.”
“So I think that’s how they’re going to use it. I think they’ll go anyway with five fast bowlers and I think Arshdeep and Deepak Chahar will be the other two apart from Bumrah, Bhuvi and Harshal. And Hardik plays like the sixth fast pitcher,” Uthappa said on ESPNCricinfo’s T20 Timeout show.
Australia was originally due to host the Men’s T20 World Cup in 2020, before it was postponed due to Covid-19 and rescheduled from October 16 to November 13 this year, with the final to be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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