Veteran Pakistani wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal has praised the Team India management for building a strong structure in domestic cricket which has helped them create a great pool of talent. Over the past two years, India has managed to display solid bench strength by playing two sets at the same time.
In the current scenario, the senior players have already left for Australia to begin their preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup, while the second-string players are currently playing a three-game ODI series against a full South African side. Powerful. The strong structure of domestic cricket and the rise of the Indian Premier League have helped India create a large pool of talented players who are good enough to play against any team.
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Akmal is very impressed with BCCI for how they have managed to put in place a system where young players seemed confident when they step onto the international stage. He thinks India even have players ready for Test cricket.
“It’s a good sign for India to have two teams ready. One team is playing the ODI series against South Africa, and the other has reached Australia for the T20 World Cup. It is not only white ball cricket they also have players ready for test cricket. They have a very sound policy, and we have to give credit to their national system. It is surprising how successful they have been in creating a talent pool,” Akmal said on his YouTube channel.
The veteran wicketkeeper spoke about the first ODI between India and South Africa where the visitors managed to register a narrow 9-point win. It turned out to be a close match where the young Indian players put up a tough fight against Proteas at full strength.
“South Africa won the game by nine points. They survived the difficult phases because the conditions were difficult because of the rain. They were able to do it because they have their full team and all their main players play in the series,” he added.
Akmal suggested that India could have won the game if the senior players were in the squad.
“As they were facing a second tier Indian team, they had to work very hard for the win, just like they should have done against India’s main team. If the main Indian players were there, they would have pursued this goal,” he said.
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