Former Pakistani bowler Danish Kaneria lashed out at the BCCI’s selection committee for selecting Avesh Khan in the squad for the Asia Cup 2022. He said that they made a blunder by selecting him ahead of Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj.
“Avesh has conceded too many runs, his selection not the right one,” says Danish Kaneria
Avesh Khan has been under the firing line since the inception of the Asia Cup 2022. The right-arm pacer has been struggling to find the correct lengths and has also been very expensive as well.
In the first game against Pakistan, Avesh conceded 18 runs in his two overs and then the game against Hong Kong was the worst for him. The 25-year-old conceded 53 runs in his quota of four overs.
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Avesh then was not available for the Super 4 clash between India and Pakistan as he was unwell. Following his poor performance, many have criticized him for his poor performance and calls have been raised to even drop him from the side.
Among those who didn’t like India Avesh’s selection was Danish Kaneria. Speaking on his YouTube channel, he said:
“Avesh Khan’s selection ahead of Mohammed Siraj and Mohammad Shami was not the right one. India should have gone with experience. Avesh has conceded too many runs, and he has become unfit as well now,” he said.
I don’t see him playing too many matches for India after Asia Cup – Danish Kaneria on Avesh Khan
Kaneria feels that Deepak Chahar was a better option instead of Avesh Khan and India will drop him from the squad after the Asia Cup.
“Even Deepak Chahar was there. India could have picked him as well. As for Avesh, I don’t see him playing too many matches for India after the Asia Cup.” he said.
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Avesh hasn’t been impressive in his short international career so far. The pacer made his debut for India in February this year and since then he has featured in 15 T20Is, claiming 13 wickets at an average of 32.46 and an economy rate of 9.10.