There were a few question marks about the 33-year-old’s spot in the squad because of his inconsistent form. However, the selectors have backed him and Kiran More feels it is now up to the batter to repay the faith shown in him.
Kiran More: Virat Kohli Needs To Make A Comeback After Several Poor Innings
With other players like Deepak Hooda doing well at No. 3, the former cricketer feels Virat Kohli will soon need to get back to scoring impactful runs.
Kiran More had his say about India’s Asia Cup squad: “This will definitely be special for Virat Kohli since he now needs to make a comeback, it’s been too many innings. The other batsmen also have been performing really well.”
Kiran More added about the Indian squad for the Asia Cup: “Overall, the squad looks good, well-balanced. There are good all-rounders too – R Ashwin has been batting well. Definitely, Axar Patel has been performing well throughout the year too.”
Virat Kohli scored only 11 and 20 in the 5th Test against England. His poor form continued in T20Is too as he failed to make a mark on his comeback. The batting superstar was out for just 1 off 3 balls in the 2nd T20I and scored 11 off 6 balls in the 3rd T20I before a minor groin strain ruled him out of the 1st ODI. He scored 16 in the 2nd ODI and 17 in the 3rd ODI.
The former India captain missed the entire West Indies tour and was also been excluded from the team for the upcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe. It has been reported that the BCCI wanted to pick the batter but he insisted on a break, and the board agreed.
Kiran More Is Happy With Arshdeep Singh And Ravi Bishnoi’s Selection In Asia Cup 2022 Squad
Kiran More also spoke about Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh, who have been selected in the Asia Cup squad because of their impressive recent performances. Young wrist-spinner Ravi Bishnoi proved to be unplayable at times against the West Indies and Kiran More thinks he can be a handy asset in UAE conditions.
Kiran More was also ecstatic about Arshdeep Singh making it to the squad.
He feels India’s long wait for an impactful left-arm pacer might be over with the youngster’s rise and stated: “I like the team combination and I was really happy with Ravi Bishnoi’s selection. It brought a variation to the team. According to me, this is a good team.”
He added: “I’m also happy for Arshdeep Singh. He has been performing well in the IPL, against West Indies, where he was the Player of the Series and bowled well. We were in search of a left-arm bowler, who we have found in Arshdeep Singh.”
23-year-old pacer Arshdeep Singh has played in four seasons of Indian Premier League (IPL) so far and has managed to create a reputation for himself and that is — being the death overs specialist. In the 2022 IPL season, Arshdeep Singh playing for Punjab Kings took 10 wickets in 14 games with an economy rate of 7.70 and an average of 38.50.
Arshdeep Singh, who was named Man of the Series recently against West Indies in T20Is, and Ravi Bishnoi, who took 4 wickets in the final 5th T20I to end the West Indies innings at 100 runs, helped India win the series. India will kick off their 2022 Asia Cup campaign on August 28 with a clash against arch-rivals Pakistan.