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I love his power: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Shivam Dube

It has been more than 10 years since India last won a global competition, which has, in a way kept ageing stars like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the mix despite growing calls for young talent to be included

PTI Mumbai Published 14.04.24, 09:53 AM
Chennai Super Kings’ Shivam Dube in this IPL.

Chennai Super Kings’ Shivam Dube in this IPL. PTI

Former New Zealand captain and five-time IPL winning coach Stephen Fleming believes that India should decide on their style of play for the upcoming T20 World Cup and pick the in-form players accordingly.

It has been more than 10 years since India last won a global competition, which has, in a way kept ageing stars like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the mix despite growing calls for young talent to be included.

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“The thing for me is, what type of game plan do they want to play during the World Cup? What have they identified as the right style of play for India in an away condition?,” Fleming said when asked if Shivam Dube is primed for a call-up to the World Cup squad.

“Then put players into that rather than just picking players and trying to find a game plan. I would be looking at the style of play that I would want, and then pick the players that are in-form and can perform the role that will best win that design,” Fleming said.

“It’s probably one of the hardest jobs in world cricket, isn’t it, being an Indian selector. On one hand, very jealous as a New Zealander looking at the amount of talent that is on show and new players every game sort of pop up,” he said.

“I love his (Dube) power. I’m biased, aren’t I? But I think when you have a bit different power like that; I would have him in the side.”

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