Former Indian batter Aakash Chopra is not sure about Australian chief selector George Bailey’s statement that batting all-rounder Glenn Maxwell needs to be thought-about a frontline spinner. Based on Chopra, there are query marks over whether or not Maxwell can provide the staff 10 overs persistently.
The Aussies go into World Cup 2023 with just one predominant spinner in leggie Adam Zampa. After left-arm spinner Ashton Agar was dominated out resulting from damage, he was changed by batter Marnus Labuschagne within the 15-man squad. Bailey, nonetheless, 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 shortage of spinners as one of many points.
“Australia is an attention-grabbing staff. No different facet has received extra World Cups than them. They know win, play effectively and switch it on within the large occasions. This has been the staff’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 just lately, dismissing Rohit and Kohli as effectively. He was superb, however is he your dependable 10-over bowler? When requested about it, George Bailey mentioned Maxwell can’t be taken flippantly; he is an effective 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 just lately. Aside from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, he additionally dismissed Washington Sundar and Shreyas Iyer.
“They don’t seem to be taking part in at locations the place the ball will flip loads” – Chopra on Australia’s venues for the 2023 World Cup
Whereas reiterating that Australia would possibly rue not having many spin choices of their squad, Chopra added that the staff would possibly get away with it. He identified that the venues at which the Aussies will probably be taking part in World Cup matches usually are not recognized to supply an excessive amount of flip.
“Bailey additionally identified that Australia don’t bowl spin for greater than 20 overs majority of the instances. Trying on the venues the place they are going to be taking part in matches, they aren’t taking part in at locations the place the ball will flip loads,” Chopra concluded.
Australia will probably be taking part in their World Cup 2023 matches at Chennai, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Delhi, Dharamsala, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and Pune.