Former India fast-bowler Ashish Nehra believes that middle-order batsman Rinku Singh has a good chance of earning a spot in the India squad for the upcoming Men's T20 World Cup. Rinku Singh has been showcasing his finishing skills in the ongoing T20I series against Australia, making a strong case for a permanent role in the Indian team.
Nehra acknowledges Rinku's potential but also points out the competition for the finisher's spot in the playing eleven, with other contenders like Jitesh Sharma and Tilak Varma. He emphasizes the need to consider the positions of players like Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya in the squad. Nehra suggests that while Rinku has put everyone under pressure with his performances, there is still time before the T20 World Cup, and upcoming events like the tour to South Africa and the IPL will play a role in the selection process.
When discussing India's bowling performance in the T20I series, Nehra notes that the team has introduced new bowlers like Avesh Khan and Mukesh Kumar, given the rest to experienced bowlers like Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj. He acknowledges that both Indian and Australian bowlers have leaked runs in the series, but highlights Mukesh Kumar as a big positive for India. Nehra praises Kumar's execution of yorkers and performance in the death overs.
(With Agency Inputs)