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India vs New Zealand: Wasim Jaffer needs Hardik Pandya to retain Yuzvendra Chahal for Ahmedabad T20I

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Wasim Jaffer mentioned that India ought to retain Yuzvendra Chahal within the taking part in XI for the third and deciding T20I towards New Zealand in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, February 1.

New Delhi ,UPDATED: Feb 1, 2023 10:00 IST

Wasim Jaffer needs India to play Yuzvendra Chahal in third T20I. (PTI Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: India will tackle New Zealand with the goal of clinching the three-match T20I collection as the perimeters conflict within the deciding match in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, February 1.

India bounced again within the second T20I to maintain the collection alive, beating New Zealand by six wickets. The guests, then again, wish to a minimum of win the T20I collection after shedding the ODI collection to India 0-3.

The Hardik Pandya-led aspect added Yuzvendra Chahal within the second T20I to make the aspect spin dominant. Chahal lived as much as the plans, cleansing up Finn Allen to grow to be the very best wicket-taker for India in T20Is.

Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer backed Chahal to play within the deciding T20I in addition to made a daring assertion about Umran Malik.

Jaffer mentioned that New Zealand wrestle towards spin, so it could be higher to utilise Chahal. The former cricketer additional mentioned that Umran struggles within the shortest format and is but to be taught the variations required to reach T20Is.

“It would be better to have Yuzvendra Chahal as New Zealand struggle against spinners and if there is a wrist-spinner, India must utilize it. As I mentioned previously, Umran Malik struggles in T20 cricket,” Jaffer instructed ESPNcricinfo.

“He (Umran) is yet to learn the variations needed to succeed in this format. So, in that way, Chahal is a better option.”

Jaffer additionally mentioned that India ought to contemplate taking part in Prithvi Shaw instead of misfiring Shubman Gill within the third T20I. Shaw was neglected within the first two matches.

“If India consider a change, maybe Prithvi Shaw could come in for Shubman Gill because he is in a good form and is better suited for T20 cricket. But otherwise, I’m not concerned a lot about Ishan Kishan and Rahul Tripathi,” he mentioned.

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Feb 1, 2023