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Asia Cup 2022: Aakash Chopra questions India’s selection of just three pacers: Pitch does not change

Former cricketer Aakash Chopra has questioned the indian team management’s decision to go with just three pacers for the Asia Cup this year.

India announced their squad for the tournament on August 8th, with Virat Kohli being included in the 15-member squad. Jasprit Bumrah, unfortunately, missed out due to an injury. India have selected just three pacers in the squad, in the form of Arshdeep Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Avesh Khan.

However, Chopra wasn’t happy with the call, saying that the team management could have taken an extra option. Speaking on his YouTube channel, as quoted by CricTracker, the former India opener said that the Dubai pitch does assist the fast bowlers during September and there is consistent help for the pacers.

“My question is that the Dubai pitch and the September month, it helps the fast bowlers. There is a lot of grass on the pitch. The pitch does not change for the entire tournament; there is consistent help for the fast bowlers. We saw that in the IPL and have seen it repeatedly. So what is the issue?” said Chopra.

Chopra was also not happy with the decision to leave out Mohammed Shami and said that it could have been race between him and Avesh Khan.indian

“Where is Mohammed Shami? I felt it could have been a race between Avesh Khan and Mohammed Shami, or you could have picked both because four fast bowlers are necessary, in my opinion,” said Chopra.

The former India opener also said that Shami has been phenomenal in the IPL and during his past performances for India and could have been given the opportunity during the Asia Cup.

“I think he was phenomenal. If you can bowl like that with so much experience, I thought this opportunity was there for the taking,” said Chopra.

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