Former Indian batter Aakash Chopra is not sure about Australian chief selector George Bailey’s statement that batting all-rounder Glenn Maxwell ought to be thought of a frontline spinner. In accordance with Chopra, there are query marks over whether or not Maxwell can provide the workforce 10 overs persistently.
The Aussies go into World Cup 2023 with just one important spinner in leggie Adam Zampa. After left-arm spinner Ashton Agar was dominated out as a result of damage, he was changed by batter Marnus Labuschagne within the 15-man squad. Bailey, nevertheless, defended the transfer and termed Maxwell a “specialist spinner”.
Whereas sharing his ideas on Australia’s World Cup 2023 squad, Chopra [3:25] referred to the dearth of spinners as one of many points.
“Australia is an fascinating workforce. No different aspect has gained extra World Cups than them. They know easy methods to win, easy methods to play effectively and switch it on within the massive occasions. This has been the workforce’s power, however there are some points within the squad,” he mentioned on his YouTube channel.
“In India, you want spinners to come back and bowl, however there are hardly any spinners. They’ve Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell. The latter picked 4 wickets lately, dismissing Rohit and Kohli as effectively. He was excellent, however is he your dependable 10-over bowler? When requested about it, George Bailey mentioned Maxwell can’t be taken calmly; he is an efficient bowler,” Chopra added.
Maxwell was the Participant of the Match for figures of 4/40 as Australia beat India within the third ODI in Rajkot lately. Other than Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, he additionally dismissed Washington Sundar and Shreyas Iyer.
“They don’t seem to be enjoying at locations the place the ball will flip quite a bit” – Chopra on Australia’s venues for the 2023 World Cup
Whereas reiterating that Australia may rue not having many spin choices of their squad, Chopra added that the workforce may get away with it. He identified that the venues at which the Aussies will probably be enjoying World Cup matches should not identified to supply an excessive amount of flip.
“Bailey additionally identified that Australia don’t bowl spin for greater than 20 overs majority of the occasions. Trying on the venues the place they are going to be enjoying matches, they don’t seem to be enjoying at locations the place the ball will flip quite a bit,” Chopra concluded.
Australia will probably be enjoying their World Cup 2023 matches at Chennai, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Delhi, Dharamsala, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and Pune.
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Edited by Renin Wilben Albert