The former India batter Robin Uthappa has called for greater playing time for younger players
Winner of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Robin Uthappa has named the players he thinks should be given more playing time with the Indian T20 squad.
Uthappa believes it is time for a new generation of Indian players to be given an opportunity to shine since that superstars like captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravi Ashwin, and Dinesh Karthik are nearing the conclusion of their careers.
Uthappa, a pivotal figure in India’s 2007 run to the team’s lone T20 World Cup victory, has urged that a slew of hitters with less international experience should be given more chances to win a berth in the XI before the 2024 T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the USA.
Uthappa said in his special essay for ICC Media Zone, “There’s absolutely opportunity for youth today.”
“T20 cricket could need a few more finishers, so maybe they should look to the future for some solutions in that regard.”
Uthappa mentioned the recent India Premier League’s highest-scoring combo of Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi as two players who should be given more playing time.
Uthappa has stated his desire to have Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi in this team.
Both of them are really promising young talents.
While Uthappa doesn’t anticipate significant player churn in the lead-up to next year’s 50-over World Cup in India, he does see tremendous value in giving the opportunity to a pair of inexperienced bowlers.
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The bowlers Umran Malik and Deepak Hooda deserve a shot, he said.
However, I don’t anticipate major roster changes for the 2023 Cricket World Cup, which will be held in the host country.
Uthappa did not provide any justifications for India’s dismal performance in their T20 World Cup semi-final defeat to England in Adelaide, claiming instead that his previous squad had been simply outplayed on the day.
Many claim that India has a mental impediment when it comes to ICC competitions, but I don’t believe it. Uthappa said, “Most of them play in the Indian Premier League, which is one of the top competitions in the world.”
They aren’t new to working under such scrutiny. Unlike in bilateral series or on an individual’s IPL matchday, India hasn’t shown up to play on these massive matchdays.
You may dig all you want, but I doubt you’ll find anything. Simply said, England played better cricket under duress and beat India.