There are three things that Chetan Sharma can improve upon during his second term as chairman of the selection panel. In 2020, Sharma became the first person to be elected to lead the selection committee. In the years 2020 and 21st, the Indian team had a lot of success, winning the Test series against Australia and England.
However, the team’s performance at the ICC events deteriorated. India lost the World Test Championship final, failed to qualify for the T20 World Cup 2021 semifinals, and suffered a humiliating 10-wicket defeat in the T20 World Cup 2022 semifinals. India also failed to reach the Asia Cup final in 2022.
The BCCI is said to have fired the entire selection committee and invited new applications for the open positions as a result of the team’s failures, according to reports. The BCCI made an official statement a few days ago, announcing Chetan Sharma as the new head of the selection committee.
Salil Ankola, Shiv Sundar Das, Subroto Banerjee, and Sridharan Sarath are the new committee’s additional selectors. Here are three things Chetan Sharma can do differently in his second term as the head of the selection committee, despite the fact that the previous committee made a few mistakes.
Chetan Sharma should make better plans for the Indian team’s rest and rotation policy. Over the past two years, the Indian team has gone through too many changes for one reason or another. There were a few series in which the playing XI’s main players played together.
India’s A+ contract holders, Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma, have only played in one-day internationals together since January 2020, demonstrating how the selections have worked over the past two years.
While injuries cannot be prevented, better rest timing and frequency are possible.
The Indian team’s chances of winning trophies are significantly reduced if they only play together at ICC events.
Most fans may not remember that Rahul Tewatia got his first national call-up in the same series as Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav. Tewatia has not yet made his international debut, despite the fact that Yadav has become the world’s number one T20I batter and Kishan has only played in one T20 World Cup for India.
It’s hard to give everyone in Indian cricket a fair chance because there is so much talent, but the selectors should try to give at least a few players in the squads a chance.
Even players such as Krishnappa Gowtham, Sandeep Warrier, T Natarajan, Nitish Rana, Devdutt Padikkal, and Chetan Sakariya vanished shortly after making their professional debuts.
The selectors included Jasprit Bumrah in the team that played Australia in a home T20I series last year. He suffered an injury shortly thereafter and was unable to participate in the T20 World Cup. Later, it was claimed that the selectors rushed him back into the national team.
Some players, like Bumrah, have sustained injuries almost immediately after recovering from previous injuries. The selectors should strive for improved efficiency in this area.
Even though Bumrah was named to the squad just a few days ago, Chetan Sharma’s committee has done a good job resting him for the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka.