Gautam Gambhir: The Indian cricket team’s dominance in the cricketing world remains unchallenged, with their recent triumph in the Asia Cup 2023 underlining their prowess. As the celebrations subside, the spotlight now shifts to the upcoming World Cup 2023, set to unfold on home soil, where Team India aspires to claim the coveted title.

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In the midst of this anticipation, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir has emerged as a significant figure. Gambhir recently expressed his belief that the current Indian team holds a strong chance of clinching the World Cup. His statement has sparked discussions regarding the kind of players he envisions for the Indian squad. In this article, we delve into a hypothetical scenario: What if Gautam Gambhir were to become the chief selector for the Indian cricket team, and which players might find themselves on the chopping block?

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First and foremost, if Gambhir were to assume the role of chief selector, the name that stands out for potential exclusion is none other than Virat Kohli. The well-documented history of discord between these two cricketing titans, which ignited during IPL 2014, continues to linger. This simmering rivalry could potentially result in Gambhir’s preference for a team without Kohli.

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Another player whose inclusion could be uncertain under Gambhir’s stewardship is Mohammad Siraj. While Gambhir praised Siraj’s performance in the Asia Cup final, past incidents, notably during a match between Lucknow Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore, where Siraj’s actions reportedly disappointed Gambhir, may sway the former captain’s decision.

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Ishan Kishan’s splendid form during the recent Asia Cup 2023 earned him accolades, even from Gautam Gambhir. However, should Gambhir assume the role of chief selector, Kishan’s place in the team might not be secure. A potential reason behind this could be Gambhir’s affinity for KL Rahul, who captains the IPL team Lucknow Supergiants, a franchise where Gambhir serves as the global mentor.

Surprisingly, even the highest run-scorer of the Asia Cup 2023, Shubman Gill, could find himself in a precarious position if Gambhir were to become the chief selector. While Gill’s form has been outstanding, Gambhir’s desire to see KL Rahul as an opener might lead to Gill’s exclusion.

 Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill

While the Asia Cup victory has brought joy to Indian cricket fans, the possibility of Gambhir assuming the role of chief selector and making these speculated changes reminds us that the world of cricket is as much about strategy and preferences as it is about talent and performance. As fans eagerly await the World Cup 2023, the intrigue surrounding team selection adds an extra layer of excitement to the cricketing spectacle.