Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra lately named his best possible XI of the lately concluded Asia Cup 2023. Aakash Chopra hasn’t integrated veteran Indian cricketers corresponding to Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah in his squad for the continental event.
The Rohit Sharma-led staff hammered the Sri Lankan staff, led via Dasun Shanaka, via 10 wickets within the ultimate in Colombo on Sunday, September 17. India’s left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav was once named Participant of the Sequence for his spectacular bowling performances.
Rohit Sharma Is Additionally My Captain – Aakash Chopra
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra picked Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma because the openers within the staff, with Kusal Mendis because the No. 3 within the lineup.
“Let’s get started with the opener – Rohit Sharma, he’s additionally my captain. He’s in just right shape and performed neatly too. He was once disregarded for a duck as soon as evidently however as opposed to that, he has been just right.”
“Shubman Gill is my 2d opener. For those who go searching, you are going to no longer stay someone amongst Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Mohammad Naim and Rahmanullah Gurbaz. So he (Gill) isn’t just the one one left, he’s in reality very, excellent. You must in reality sing his praises.”
Iftikhar Ahmed’s Efficiency Is Higher At No. 6 – Aakash Chopra
The previous Indian opener integrated KL Rahul on the No. 4 spot, adopted via Mohammad Rizwan at No. 5. Chopra most well-liked Iftikhar Ahmed over Hardik Pandya for the No. 6 place.
“I’ve stored KL Rahul at No. 4. He hit a century and was once scoring runs constantly. At No. 5, I’ve stored Mohammad Rizwan. He has constantly batted neatly on this Asia Cup. I’ve additionally were given him to stay.”
“At No. 6, I’ve were given Iftikhar Ahmed. No doubt Hardik Pandya can have been right here – 3 wickets within the ultimate and runs towards Pakistan however I’ve stored Iftikhar’s title as a result of his efficiency is best at No. 6.”
Mohammed Siraj Named Typhoon Got here In The Ultimate – Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra decided on Dunith Wellalage because the spin-bowling all-rounder at No. 7, bringing up a loss of appropriate possible choices. He opted for Shaheen Shah Afridi, Matheesha Pathirana, and Mohammed Siraj as 3 specialist pacers, with Kuldeep Yadav because the first-choice spinner within the taking part in XI.
“Dunith Wellalage at No. 7. It’s obligatory for his title to be there as a result of I’m not able to seek out someone else. I will’t stay Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel. I will surely no longer stay Shadab Khan and I received’t stay Shakib Al Hasan to bat so low.”
“At No. 8, I’ve were given Shaheen Shah Afridi. He opened India up within the first sport. He introduced the staff again into the sport within the Sri Lanka fit. After that, Kuldeep Yadav. He was once the Participant of the Event. There’s no debate right here whether or not he must be there or no longer.”
“At No. 10, I’ve were given Matheesha Pathirana. He’s on the most sensible of the wicket-taking listing. Except for the India sport, he did neatly in each and every fit. I had Haris Rauf at No. 11 ahead of the general however the Siraj named typhoon got here within the ultimate. I’ve put Mohammed Siraj’s title on this staff on the finish.”
Aakash Chopra’s best possible XI of Asia Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Kusal Mendis, KL Rahul, Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Dunith Wellalage, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Kuldeep Yadav, Matheesha Pathirana, Mohammed Siraj