It was once very difficult to imagine India’s white-ball team without Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, but that has changed over time. Yadav gets very few chances to play and Chahal has not been in the best of his form. Rohit Sharma recently hinted that the duo may play together in the West Indies series.
Rohit pointed out that Kuldeep won’t be rushed into the team and will be given ample time to get into his groove, adding that the team does not want him to be buried under the pressure of expectations.
“Kuldeep and Chahal have been great performers for us in the past and they have created an impact in those years whenever they have played together, in the middle they were left out because of the combination we wanted to get. It is certainly on my mind to get them back together, Kuldeep especially, ” said Rohit
“We want to get Kuldeep in slowly, we do not want him to be rushed. It is important to give him some time to come into his own groove, we do not want to put him in a situation where we are asking too much from him also. I think for us, it is important that we handle the situation carefully. Both these players are important. Chahal played in South Africa and Kuldeep has just gotten back into the squad. Kuldeep needs to play a lot of games to get his rhythm back and we understand that” he added.
India will be playing the first ODI on the 6th of March at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This will be India’s 1000th ODI match and also Rohit Sharma’s first match as the full-time captain.