Aakash Chopra raised questions on team selection. (Aakash Chopra Insta)
The Senior Selection Committee of BCCI has announced the team for the first two matches of the five-match Test series between India and England starting from January 25. After this the selection committee has come under target. Three wicketkeepers have been selected in the team. KL Rahul has been selected as the wicketkeeper while KS Bharat is also the wicketkeeper. Apart from these, Dhruv Jurail has also been selected in the team who is the wicketkeeper. No one had thought that Jurail would be selected in the team and hence many people were surprised to see his name. Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has raised questions on Jurail’s selection.
Jurail played brilliant innings for Rajasthan Royals in IPL-2023 last year and scored a lot of runs. He did a great job as a finisher. Since then he came into limelight. Recently, while playing for India-A, he scored a stormy half-century against England Lions.
Why Jurail, why not Sarfaraz a chance?
Aakash Chopra has raised questions on Jurail’s selection on his YouTube channel. He has said that Sarfaraz Khan deserved to be in the team before Jurail. Akash said that Jurail has not played much first class cricket, he has played only 15 matches and scored a total of 790 runs in 19 innings. Akash said that Jurail has definitely made the best score of 250 and his average of 46.50 is not bad. Akash again said that but let’s see whether these figures are enough to make a place in the Test team and if so, then what will Sarfaraz have to do. He asked what more Sarfaraz would have to do. Akash also mentioned Ishaan Kishan in this. He said that has it been decided that if Ishan Kishan does not return to the first class, he will not return to the team?
Jurail will not play
Akash said that even though Jurail has been included in the team, he does not see him playing in the playing-11. Akash said that it is interesting to select Jurail, but he does not see him in the playing-11. Akash said that KL Rahul will also not play as a keeper because Rahul had dropped catches in South Africa also. He said that anyone can drop a catch but keeping wickets on Indian pitches in front of Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja is not easy. In such a situation, Rahul should not keep.