Should BCCI have considered Mohammed Shami over Avesh Khan for this Asia Cup 2022? Recently BCCI announced their 15-member squad for the upcoming Asia cup which is going to be held in UAE. In the recently announced squad fans have expressed their disappointment over the selection of Avesh khan over Mohammed Shami.
Even Harsha Bhogle couldn’t agree with the thoughts of BCCI completely over the omission of Mohammed Shami.
The former opener of Indian cricket team Akash Chopra has also expressed his disappointment over the selection of the squad by BCCI he has said “I think if it was a race between Avesh Khan and Mohammad Shami, I will go with Mohammed Shami with my eyes closed. Nothing against Avesh, but I feel that Shami should have been given a chance with the new ball in the absence of a Jasprit Bumrah,” He also questioned the decision to pick Ravi Bishnoi over Kuldeep Yadav. “I have nothing against Ravi Bishnoi, but why not Kuldeep Yadav,” he asked.
What do the records say? Is Shami better than Avesh khan or is it another way around?
Let’s look at the IPL 2022 records of Mohammed Shami and Avesh Khan.
This will be a big test for Avesh Khan he has to justify his selection in the upcoming series. With all due respect to the selection panel, we wish the Indian team all the best for the future.