‘Biggest threat India have taken a risk with…’: Michael Clarke warns Rohit Sharma & Co | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: India’s decision of selecting four spinners in their squad for the T20 World Cup was questioned with skipper Rohit Sharma clarifying that there was a clear strategy behind the move. He emphasized that the decision was not made on a whim but rather as part of a carefully crafted plan.
The decision to include four spinners alongside three pacers has elicited varied opinions.Among them, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal represent the wrist-spin department, while Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel offer left-arm spin options along with their all-round abilities.
Former Australian captain Michael Clarke also voiced his opinion on the issue saying India’s spin-heavy bowling lineup is going to play a decisive role in determining the outcome.
“I think India have taken a risk with the squad they have picked – heavily reliant on spin, very different from Australia. But in the conditions that I have played in the Caribbean I think how you play spin is going to be a huge part of whether you succeed or not. India are the biggest threat for me with regards to who is going to win the World Cup,” said Clarke on ESPN.
Clarke also noted that India are the favourites, citing the extensive amount of cricket their players have played leading up to the tournament.
“If you look at the favourites for the World Cup it’s got to be India just because of the amount of cricket they have played, their preparation has been outstanding. Conditions are different to India but there are a lot of similarities so the players would be used to that,” he added.


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