Gautam Gambhir roots for picking India T20 side based on IPL performances

Gautam Gambhir roots for picking India T20 side based on IPL performances

KKR mentor Gautam Gambhir has claimed that India's T20 team should be picked according to player performances in IPL

Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has claimed that Indian sides should be based on players perform in domestic cricket. He claims that the T20 sides should be picked based on how players perform in IPL. Similarly, the ODI side should be picked based on Vijay Hazare. While the Test side is to be picked based on player performances in first class cricket.


In an interaction with Ravichandran Ashwin, the explosive Gambhir held nothing back in putting forward his views. With ICC T20 World Cup on the horizon, questions have been raised over the selection and snubbing of some players.

T20 side to be picked based on IPL

“You can only select the T20 side from IPL. You should never select your 50 over side looking at T20 or IPL. If domestic players starts talking about how they can get selected in IPL from first class cricket, then your focus starts shifting,” Gautam Gambhir said in an interaction with Ravichandran Ashwin.

“T20 World Cup and T20 side for India should be selected from IPL. A fifty over format should be selected from Vijay Hazare Trophy. And your Test side should be selected from first class cricket. As simple as it can get. If you start selecting people in 50-over format, then you are making a lot of shortcuts for a lot of young players,” Gambhir added.

Gambhir went on to explain how the young players would be walking into the edge if they get into these shortcuts. He went on to claim how these young players need to be balanced in their aspects to be able to get a chance and perform well for Team India.


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