Former England spinner Graeme Swann has given a cheeky response to address India’s selection problems for the ICC T20 World Cup, saying the sub-continent team should send their B team to win the event in Australia this year.
Swann’s comment came at a time when the Men in Blue have to make changes to the Playing XI that defeated England in the first T20I. India thumped the Jos Buttler-led team by 50 runs despite the absence of Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja.
They were rested for the opening contest and will return for the remaining two games. Rohit Sharma, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya contributed with the bat. Hooda and Ishan might have to make way for the likes of Kohli and Pant, while Jadeja is expected to be prefered over Axar Patel.
Arshdeep Singh will make a way for Jasprit Bumrah. “India should send their B team to Australia, and they will win the ICC T20 World Cup,” Swann told Sony Sports.
He said the current XI has the potential to beat the hosts once again, and changing players will go in favour of England.
“The current team can upset England in the series, but if you add senior players, it could work in favour of Jos Buttler’s team. If you are in the England team, I would want them to change the squad,” he added.