‘Rohit Sharma’s comeback is good thing, hopefully he is fit’ says Madan Lal;

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‘Rohit Sharma comeback is good thing, hopefully he is fit’ says Madan Lal;

Former Indian pacer said he is happy with Rohit Sharma return to ODI and T20I against the West Indies and hopes he is fit to play.

From February 6 to February 16, Team India will play three ODIs at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, followed by a T20I series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

“Definitely Rohit Sharma’s comeback is a good thing. I hope he is fully fit because we need him at no 1 and no 2 because in ODIs and T20Is, the first ten overs are very crucial to win the match and Rohit Sharma is a master of that position. He has also scored a lot of runs. So, it is a good thing that he is making a comeback,” Madan Lal told ANI.

“You are selected because you have performed in One Day matches or T20 matches. This is an opening for Ravi Bishnoi. Moreover, I wish him luck because he is a good bowler. Whatever I have seen of him in the IPL that his ball can turn and skid as well. He is also known as a good fielder. So, we need to give chances to youngsters and we need to introduce one or two youngsters on a regular basis,” he added.

The former pacer further said that the selectors have made the right decision by dropping Bhuvneshwar Kumar:

“Selectors have taken the right decision in dropping Bhuvneshwar Kumar because he is not performing. I am surprised why he is in T20s also. I think selectors have given him a new lease of life because when you are performing. Then only you get a long rope. Therefore, you need to perform if you are given a long rope,” said the former pacer.

“If you are not a match-winner for the team, then selectors will pick someone else like Avesh Khan as he has performed really well. Moreover, he is a very talented youngster and I think selectors have done really right thing. It is up to him on how he performs now,” he added.

India ODI squad:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan.

India T20I squad:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel.

(With ANI Inputs)

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