T20 World Cup 2021: Sack big names from India team, induct youngsters, says Kapil Dev

Team India lost two of its opening T20 World Cup 2021 matches against Pakistan and New Zealand respectively.

T20 World Cup 2021: Sack big names from India team, induct youngsters, says Kapil Dev
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Sack big names from India team, induct youngsters, says Kapil Dev.

T20 World Cup 2021: Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev reckons that it’s high time for BCCI to look for fresh faces to induct into the Indian team. He feels that the underperforming big names of the team should be replaced with the youngsters who are constantly doing well.

The Men in Blues have endured a poor and humiliating run in its first two matches of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Pakistan and New Zealand defeated India in two matches to make semi-final qualification more complicated for the Indians.

As of the current scenario, team India is not standing on its feet for the semi-final spot of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Even though India manages to win the remaining three matches, the hosts will have to remain reliant on the other team’s results and on the net run rate.

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Dev says that he would be proud of team India if it reaches the semi-final with its own performance and not on the back of the other side’s win or loss.

“If we succeed on the basis of some other teams, Indian cricket has never appreciated it. If you want to win the World Cup, or reach the semi-finals, do it on your own strengths. It is better not to depend on other teams,” Kapil told ABP News.

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He further added that BCCI should look into the Indian squad to clean up the non-performing players.

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“I guess the selectors will have to decide the future of the big names and the big players,” he added.

“They need to think whether the youngsters who are performing well in the IPL, is it time to give them a chance? How do we make the next generation better? If they lose, there is no harm because they will gain experience. But if these big players don’t perform now and play such bad cricket, there is going to be plenty of criticism. The BCCI needs to intervene and think about bringing more youngsters in,” added India’s first World Cup-winning captain.

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