Aakash Chopra Questions Umesh Yadav’s Inclusion For Australia Series

“Since the last World Cup, India has played loads of T20i games but Md. Shami and Umesh Yadav didn’t feature in any one of them and with just four weeks to the World Cup, both have become a part of the plans. Plans gone a little awry?” questioned Aakash Chopra on Twitter.

Mohammed Shami was hit with poor luck after the pacer was forced to be ruled out for the Australia series and Umesh Yadav was added in his place. Speaking ahead of the series, India captain Rohit Sharma said that veterans like Umesh Yadav and Shami are automatic choices having played for numerous years.

India skipper Rohit Sharma backs the selection of Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami

Rohit said in a pre-match press conference, “Guys like Umesh, Shami, who have been bowling for a long time. They do not need to be playing a format to be considered. 

Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

“They have proven themselves as players in whichever format they have played. We understand the quality, it is the new guys on whom it will depend whether they have played this format or not. But guys like Umesh and Shami, if they are fit and fine, they will be called back”.

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