Former Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa believes that the selectors and team management will discuss whether young player Tilak Varma should be chosen for the ODI World Cup team.
Tilak Varma, who hasn’t played in any One Day International (ODI) matches yet, has performed really well in the T20I series during his first international tour. He has been the standout player for India, impressively scoring a total of 173 runs in the 5-match T20I series in the West Indies. This great performance has earned him a lot of praise, showing that he is adapting well to playing on the international stage.
Tilak Varma’s World Cup Selection
Robin Uthappa said that the selectors will definitely talk about Tilak Varma because they want to consider players who can contribute to the team for a long time. Uthappa also mentioned that Tilak seems to have a good understanding of the game and approaches his role with a lot of dedication and focus. Uthappa shared these thoughts while speaking to JioCinema after the T20I series against the West Indies ended.
Uthappa pointed out that Tilak Varma is capable of taking on responsibilities in the team. In the recent partnership he formed after the team lost their first two wickets, Tilak showed his ability to step up and take charge, which is a positive trait for a player.
“Given the challenges faced by India’s middle order due to injuries suffered by KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and Shreyas Iyer, coupled with Suryakumar Yadav’s difficulties in ODIs, there’s a possibility that Tilak might emerge as an unexpected last-minute addition to the World Cup squad.“— Robin Uthappa
Apart from his batting skills, Robin Uthappa also highlighted that Tilak Varma’s inclusion in the Indian ODI team could be even more valuable because he can also provide an option for part-time spin bowling.
In summary, Robin Uthappa believes that the selectors and team management will discuss whether Tilak Varma, a young and talented player who has impressed in the T20I series, should be part of the ODI World Cup squad. Uthappa praises Tilak’s dedication and ability to handle responsibilities on the field and also highlights his potential contribution as a part-time spin bowler.