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Indian cricket crew’s squad announcement for Asia Cup 2023 was met with a number of debates and speculations amongst each followers and specialists. One of the problems that has been grabbing headlines off late has been the character of the crew composition – particularly the necessity to play three left-handed batters within the aspect. However, former opener Gautam Gambhir utterly dismissed the thought and mentioned that the main target forward of Asia Cup and ICC World Cup 2023 needs to be on high quality and never on amount. He added that it is very important select gamers on benefit and never on some other standards.
“If he has been picked (Tilak Varma), then of course he should get some matches to play. And if he gets game time and performs better than other batsmen, then you should definitely take him in the squad. Because, as I’ve said earlier, form is important. This debate about who is a left-hander or a right-hander or whether we need three left-handers is a useless debate. We look at quality, we do not look to see how many left-handers are in the squad. If the batsman is good regardless of whether he is a right-hander or a left-hander, we should see how he performs in every condition and against each bowler,” Gambhir mentioned on Star Sports.
“If Tilak Varma is in good form, then select him. If Shreyas Iyer or KL Rahul are in good form, then select them. It’s not a compulsion that you have to keep a left-hander in the squad or that you need to have three left-handers in the line-up. I don’t think we need to even start a debate like this. If we are focusing on left-handers, then what about Yashasvi Jaiswal and other left-handers? But you look at quality, don’t you, not quantity,” he added.
India will tackle Pakistan of their first match of Asia Cup 2023 on September 2.
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