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Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid are playing with fire in every series. They are creating confusion with their moves.

It is a triple header on Sunday, November 6, as all six teams in group B will play their final group-stage games to fill the two vacant semi-final spots.

India will take on Zimbabwe, which will be the last fixture of the super 12 round. Ahead of the much important match for the Men in Blue, several experts have pointed out a few weak links in the team and the latest to jump on the bandwagon is Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar.

Until now, one selection that had divided the viewers was to see Dinesh Karthik getting a nod ahead of Rishabh Pant. However, the recent addition to this list is Ravichandran Ashwin starting for India over Yuzvendra Chahal.

Chahal was the selectors’ first-choice spinner for the team coming into the tournament but has not played a single match in this ICC T20 World Cup.

On the other hand, Ashwin, who was out of the scheme of things for the longest time, has featured in all four matches.

In the four matches, Ashwin has bowled 13 overs and leaked 106 runs for just three wickets. However, the ones who back Ashwin have argued that the 36-year-old brings extra depth with the bat and adds valuable 10-15 runs to the total, as seen against Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Gavaskar thinks otherwise. He slammed Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid for giving Ashwin a nod ahead of Chahal.

Gavaskar questioned team management’s logic of having a no.8 batter than preferring a wicket-taking spinner like Chahal.

“I do not understand the logic behind putting faith in Ashwin at no.8 batter. If you have to depend on a no.8, what does it tell you about your top 7 batsmen? Is the management not confident enough in their top 7? I feel you need to back your batters to bat for 20 overs. Had it been ODIs, I would have understood this decision.”

“I want Chahal to play every match. To throw him in the deep end is not fair.”

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