For India vs Sri Lanka T20I Series Indian Chief Selector MSK Prasad had sorted out back-ups for batting and fast bowling. Outgoing Indian Chief Selector completed his fifth year recently, by waving the bench strength of the current national side, he sort out back-ups list for the incoming selection panel.
MSK Prasad while speaking to media, he discussed about the bench strength of the Indian team and the quality residing in them. In the process of getting prepared for international exposure, how these players are being trained so effectively with focus on ‘A’ tours.
He said “ we have Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyan Panchal. Well in case of openers, any one of them can be an opener on any given day and that’s how we are pushing up them in a well planned manner through India ‘A’ tours.
Batting back ups are Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal, Prithvi Shaw and KL Rahul.
“Coming to the fast bowlers, Navdeep Saini, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Basil Thampi, Mohammed Siraj and Ishant Porel were in list. I hope every slot with bench will pave the way and strengthen whole Indian team across all aspects.”
Backups- Fast bowlers are Basil Thampi, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Mohammed Siraj and Ishan Porel.