The ODI World Cup 2023 will take place in India later this year, and experts have started coming up with their analyses and predictions regarding the combination of different teams for the multi-team event.
Recently, former India selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth picked his ideal choices for Team India for the 50-over tournament. Following the bandwagon, former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja has shared his thoughts about the bowing combination for the ‘Men in Blue’.
Jadeja went with Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Arshdeep Singh as his pace bowling options. He reckoned Bumrah and Shami will be his first choice pick for the multi-team event.
“Jasprit Bumrah, you got to pick, for sure. I am going with just for the current form, I would go with Shami, there’s no way I can leave him out. I would go with Arshdeep Singh. He may not have had a good last couple of games, but that’s the future. He’s the only left-armer you’re looking at, brilliant with the new ball. It’s unfortunate that he’s so good with the old ball that the Indian team started using him with the old ball and not with the new one,” said Jadeja while speaking on Cricbuzz.
The cricketer-turned-commentator backed Ravichandran Ashwin to be picked for India’s World Cup squad along with Yuzvendra Chahal and Umran Malik.
“I would play Ashwin in India in that World Cup because spin will be (important). Chahal, you don’t need to play now, you need to play him in the World Cup. These are ready whether you want them or not. So, I would go with him and Umran Malik. Then I’ll pick Chahal there,” Jadeja added.