Former India opener Wasim Jaffer praises Yashasvi Jaiswal and feels Jasiwal is one name who seriously needs to be looked at for the West Indies tour, both in the Test team and the T20I team.
Wasim Jaffer praises Yashasvi Jaiswal
Along with Jaiswal, Jaffer picked a few other names as well, for the ODI and T20I teams. The Indian cricket team is scheduled to tour West Indies to play two Test, three ODIs and five T20Is between July 12 to August 13.
Right after the WTC 2021-23 final failure against Australia, many senior cricketers are expected to be sidelined while the names of many youngsters have been floated by former cricketers.
“India will have to play fearless cricket. Especially in white-ball cricket, you will have to give chances to guys who are fearless because the game is changing now and if India have to win trophies, they will have to adopt that approach,” Jaffer said in a chat.
When it comes to white-ball cricket, Jaffer feels the likes of Jaiswal, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson, and even Jitesh Sharma should be given the nod by the BCCI selection committee.
“In white-ball cricket, if we talk about especially T20 cricket, I feel Yashasvi Jaiswal is again one of them. Rinku Singh has been brilliant.”
“Jitesh Sharma – Rishabh Pant is currently not there. So Jitesh Sharma could be that guy to replace him, somebody who can bat at No. 5 or No. 6. Sanju Samson could probably come in 50 overs. I feel India will have to try these names.”
The likes of Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma impressed many with their finishing abilities in the IPL 2023 season. Samson, on the other hand, has been in and out of the Indian team for a few years now.