Srinagar: Former India opener turner expert Wasim Jaffer has made a bold statement regarding India’s rising star pacer Umran Malik about laters performance in T20 cricket.
Talking about India’s potential playing XI for the 3rd T20I, Jaffer backed Chahal to retain his place.
“It would be better to have Yuzvendra Chahal as New Zealand struggle against spinners and if there is a wrist-spinner, India must utilize it. As I mentioned previously, Umran Malik struggles in T20 cricket. He is yet to learn the variations needed to succeed in this format. So, in that way, Chahal is a better option,” Jaffer told ESPN Cricinfo.
“If India consider a change, maybe Prithvi Shaw could come in for Shubman Gill because he is in a good form and is better suited for T20 cricket. But otherwise, I’m not concerned a lot about Ishan Kishan and Rahul Tripathi,” Jaffer added.