Former captain and chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar has spoken in favour of Umran Malik, Mohammed Shami and Shubman Gill. He feels these three should have been a part of the ICC T20 World Cup squad.
“I would have picked Mohammed Shami, Umran Malik and Shubman Gill for the T20 World Cup. I would have given them a long run in the shortest format of the game, considering their performances in the Indian Premier League 2022,” he said.
Shami and Gill were brilliant for Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022, while Umran Malik took 22 wickets for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Shami hasn’t played a T20I since the last edition of the T20 World Cup but he will feature in the upcoming series against Australia and South Africa.
In the 15th season of the cash-rich league, Shami was smartly used by captain Hardik Pandya in the powerplay overs. Shami was the pick of the bowlers for the Titans and bagged 20 wickets in 16 games, including 11 at an economy rate of 6.62 in the powerplay.
Shubman scored 483 runs in 16 games in IPL 2022 and was the fifth-highest run-getter in the tournament.