In addition to advocating for the inclusion of three left-handed batters in India’s top 7 at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, former India National Cricket Team head coach Ravi Shastri supported the selection of the 20-year-old hitter Tilak Varma in the World Cup roster.
Following his brilliant debut T20I series against the West Indies, Tilak Varma, a player for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been a hot topic of conversation in Indian cricket with many people supporting his selection for the World Cup.
Tilak demonstrated consistency throughout the whole T20I series’ five games and finished as India’s top scorer with 173 runs at an average of 57.66 and a strike rate of 140.65.
Shastri stated on Star Sports that the Indian XI will always contain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Ravindra Jadeja. Shastri also requested that the team management select two left-handed batsmen for the remaining three slots of the top 7.
In addition to the top four places you indicated, there are three other areas where I believe two left-handers must be added. Now, because they are on the lookout, the selectors’ role enters the picture. They are aware of the hot guy. Bring in Tilak Varma if he looks good. When discussing India’s potential starting lineup for the ODI World Cup 2023, Ravi Shastri said on Star Sports, “If you think Yashasvi Jaiswal is hot, throw him in.
Ravi Shastri and Tilak Varma left me very, very impressed.
To add variation to the starting XI, Ravi Shastri suggested Ishan Kishan as Rohit Sharma’s opening partner rather than Shubman Gill.
Ishan Kishan enters the game in any instance if you have stuck with him over the last 6 to 8 months and he is going to keep wickets. Get two left-handers, though. Three left-handers, including Jaddu, ought to be in the top seven. The past 15 months have been spent by Ishan Kishan keeping. Why venture elsewhere? Says Shastri.
Tilak has greatly impressed Shastri, according to him, and should start for India at position four in the World Cup.
“Tilak Varma has impressed me a lot. Moreover, I need a left-hander. In conclusion, Ravi Shastri said, “If I were searching for a left-hander, I would really look in that route.
On October 8 in Chennai, the Men in Blue will play their first World Cup match against Australia. At the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the high-profile match between India and Pakistan is scheduled for October 14.