Jitesh Sharma or Sanju Samson? Who will get the T20 World Cup ticket, Aakash Chopra told


Jitesh Sharma has scored 31 runs in the series so far.

Jitesh Sharma, Sanju Samson and Aakash Chopra (Image Credit- Twitter)

Former cricketer Aakash Chopra believes that Jitesh Sharma will get a chance before Sanju Samson in the third T20 match against Afghanistan in Bengaluru. Jitesh Sharma had a brilliant performance in the first T20I, scoring 31 runs in 20 balls in Mohali, but failed to open his account in Indore. Before the upcoming T20 World Cup, this will be India’s last match in the shortest format and with that, the team management can try a few things in this match.

However, Chopra believes that Jitesh Sharma should get more chances in the final playing XI as he is yet to cement his place. He also said that Samson will not be judged for just one match and pointed out that the cricketer always finds himself in a difficult situation.

Aakash Chopra said on his YouTube channel that the question is whether you should keep Jitesh or Sanju at number 6. If Jitesh had completely confirmed his place, if there was no question mark before Jitesh’s name, he would definitely be going to the World Cup, you could have thought about Sanju. However, there is no confirmation yet regarding Jitesh.

The former opening batsman further said, “There is another side to this also. Suppose you give Sanju a chance, will you test him in a match? This is wrong. Whoever you try, give him at least three chances. This has happened with Sanju throughout his career.”

Rohit and Kohli are certain to play third T20 match: Chopra

India captain Rohit Sharma failed to open his account in the first two T20Is of the series. On the other hand, Virat Kohli missed the first T20 match and played the second match, but could not take advantage of his good start. Thus, Chopra expects both the cricketers to be included in the playing XI for the third T20I against Afghanistan.

Chopra said, “Rohit has not scored any runs, so he will have to play. Virat Kohli has played only one match so far, so he will have to play. Yashasvi has also played only one match, so he will also have to play.”

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