India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun feels that Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav’s form will not affect Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja’s future in lieu of the World Cup 2019.
“At that point of time we wanted to try out all the talent we had and then wanted to decide who we wanted for the World Cup. We had a good pool of bowlers and given the volume of cricket we are playing, we needed to keep rotating the bowlers and keep them fresh for every format. These two bowlers showed a lot of promise and we thought that in these conditions wrist spinners would do a lot more than the finger spinners. They have come to the party here. It is not that Ashwin and Jadeja are out of the race, they could still be in the team,” said Arun in a pre-match presser on Friday at Wanderers.
He also said that as the series tilt in favour of the visitors, players like Jasprit Bumrah rested.
“It makes a lot of sense. As we have said earlier, we will rotate the bowlers and keep them nice and fresh. We will take a call after this tour. Within this series, it is too early, let us see how it progresses and then we will take a decision”, he said.