Virat Kohli threw some light on the debate whether Ravichandran Ashwin & Washington Sundar can play together in the T20I series to which Virat replied that all-rounder Washington Sundar who played against Australia in India’s T20I series is the host’s first choice unless he himself underperforms in the later stages.
“Washington has been doing really well for us. You cannot have two players (Washington and Aswhin) of the same discipline playing in one spot so unless Washi has a drastically horrible season and things go south for him, I mean the question should be asked with some kind of logic as well. You suggest where you would add Ash when Washington does that job for the team,” Kohli said in a virtual press conference on Thursday.
Earlier in this week, it was reported that spinner Varun Chakravarthy could be replaced by Rahul Chahar in the team as the former failed to clear the crucial fitness test. The Indian Captain pointed out the fact that players need to have a top notch fitness if they want to play for the national team.
“Individuals have to understand and appreciate the kind of system that’s been created for the Indian cricket team. We should operate at a very high level of fitness and skills, there is a reason why this is a top of a ladder when it comes to playing cricket in our country,” said Kohli.
“You would obviously expect players to abide by what’s required to be a part of team India and there can’t be a space to comprise in that regard,” he added.
Some New Comers will be seen donning India’s Jersey & playing in the upcoming T20I series against England. All the newbies have high potential to start attack right from match one. The players like Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, and Ishan Kishan have impressed in the IPL 2020 & their outstanding performance have rewarded them with a place in the Indian Squad for the five match T20I series.