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Former Sri Lankan cricketer on Virat and Rohit’s importance in Asia Cup and ODI World Cup


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In the recent times, team India have witnessed a great emergence of youngsters who have made their presence felt with their progressive performances. The rise of Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal have given India greater hopes for their campaign in the upcoming mega events like Asia Cup and ODI World Cup. India also have the availability of Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya who have always demonstrated their winning skills whenever needed. Meanwhile, former Sri Lankan cricketer Chaminda Vaas has said that youngsters could prove to be ‘trump card’ for India as India don’t need to depend on Rohit and Kohli every time.

“If you talk about the Indian team, not only Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are Trump cards, there are so many young cricketers who are Trump cards, like Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav. Yashasvi (Yashasvi Jaiswal) is playing well, Gill is playing well, there are so many bunches of talent in India. Everybody is going to be competitive. When it comes to batting, I think India does not depend on Virat and Rohit all the time, others have also chipped in and if Virat and Rohit perform then mostly the game will be won by India,” Chaminda Vass told ANI.  

Chaminda Vass also touched upon Bumrah’s availability and importance by stating that he is a very consistent player.

“It would not be easy but we know that Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best bowlers in the world, the way he had performed, he is a very consistent player. India is really looking to get his services. However, it happens on the rehabilitation and injury as well but I am pretty sure that the trainer and physio working in a team to get him fit. If he gets fit, then it will be a huge benefit for India in World Cup,” said Vaas.

Chaminda Vass also spoke on his favourite team in the upcoming Asia Cup.

“I am sure that Sri Lanka also looking to defend the title and would be trying to do their best for Asia Cup. When you look into the other teams, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Bangladesh, they all have good players and have been playing really well. I am pretty sure that the team have a different strategy especially playing in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. And they have players according to condition, so every team has an opportunity when it comes to Asia Cup,” added Vass.


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