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SA beat IND: Sunil Gavaskar, Akash Chopra, Manjrekar, Wasim Jaffer’s advice to Indian selectors, ‘changes required in Indian LINE-UP after series whitewash’

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SA beat IND – ‘Post-mortem’ for India after whitewash- A number of India’s cricket pundits including Sunil Gavaskar, Akash Chopra, Sanjay Manjrekar & Wasim Jaffer has called for changes in the team after South Africa’s one-day series whitewash following Virat Kohli’s exit as skipper. They want changes in squad ahead of upcoming home series against West Indies. Follow Indian Cricket Team updates on InsideSport.IN

SA beat IND: Sunil Gavaskar, Akash Chopra, Manjrekar & Jaffer conduct ‘Post-mortem’ for India after whitewash

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“Huge for South Africa. Huge. And very well played. Proper post-mortem for India now,” commentator Harsha Bhogle wrote on Twitter.

Huge for South Africa. Huge. And very well played. Proper post-mortem for India now.

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 1642956678000

KL Rahul captained the ODI side in the absence of white-ball leader Rohit Sharma, who missed out due to injury.

Kohli, who quit as Test skipper after the South Africa series loss, was the top scorer with 65.

Deepak Chahar, a pace bowler who bats in the middle order, hit a gritty 54 in India’s chase of 288 but got out with the team needing 10 runs to win, and the remaining two batters soon departed.

India lost their third and final ODI by four runs in Cape Town to end a disappointing tour that also saw the tourists lose the Test series 2-1.

SA beat IND: Sunil Gavaskar, Akash Chopra, Manjrekar & Jaffer conduct ‘Post-mortem’ for India after whitewash

Sanjay Manjrekar

“What’s lacking about this particular Indian outfit is the batters that they have in the team, none of them chip in with three-four overs of bowling,” former India batter Sanjay Manjrekar told ESPNcricinfo.

“That’s got to be the quest for India with their 50-overs team. If they can’t find an obvious sixth bowling option…you have got (to have) pure batters who walk in to the team and can chip in with some bowling.”

Sunil Gavaskar

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar had backed Chahar’s inclusion in the XI after the first two losses, saying veteran fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who went wicketless in two matches and gave away too many runs, has lost his sting.

Gavaskar had also told TV channel India Today that captain Rahul “had run out of ideas” during opposition partnerships in the first two ODIs.

Akash Chopra

Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra said the losses could help the team reinvent itself. “Losing… allows you to take bold decisions,” he said.

“India’s white-ball cricket template needs a makeover… this could very well be the beginning of the new approach.”

SA beat IND: Sunil Gavaskar, Akash Chopra, Manjrekar & Jaffer conduct ‘Post-mortem’ for India after whitewash

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