As per reports, the selectors have zeroed in on 15 players, who are set to form the provisional squad. From the 17-member Asia Cup that was picked, Tilak Varma and Prasidh Krishna have been left out. Traveling reserve for the Asia Cup, Sanju Samson, is also not in the squad. Aakash Chopra gave his take on the squad, saying that he wasn’t happy with Tilak’s exclusion.
The former India opener questioned why the Southpaw was selected for the Asia Cup if he wasn’t going to be picked in the provisional squad for the World Cup. Aakash noted that Tilak could have provided India with a part-time bowling option with his off-spin, something that they won’t get from Suryakumar Yadav, who is in the squad.
“The question will remain that you have kept Suryakumar Yadav, and I love him to bits, but the truth is that he too doesn’t bowl and in ODIs, his numbers are also not that good. You picked Tilak Varma (in the Asia Cup squad) but why did you pick him? You wouldn’t have picked him just to bat in the nets in the Asia Cup,” Chopra said on his YouTube channel.