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VVS Laxman gives big statement ahead of World Cup, says, ‘selectors will have difficulty choosing…’

New Delhi: Former India cricketer VVS Laxman is currently serving as the stand-in coach for Team India and sharing the responsibilities of Rahul Dravid. As India started their ODI series against South Africa on Thursday, Laxman said in a press conference that India has a lot of talent.

While talking about the ODI squad for the 2023 World Cup, Laxman gave a big statement.

“It’s worked well so far as a back-up coach, it started from the Ireland series, the one England T20I (1st match) and the Zimbabwe series. Obviously, need to cover up for Rahul Dravid given his work commitments and the T20 World Cup coming up now,” said Laxman in conversation with broadcast Star Sports.

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There is so much talent – VVS Laxman

“We have a good bunch of cricketers, they are all looking forward to the series, the competition between them is good, we are spoiled for choices considering the amount of talent we have. It’ll be difficult for the selectors to get the right team going into the 2023 50-over World Cup,” he further added. 

Further talking about the competition within the Indian squad, Laxman said: “All the youngsters are doing well, they know that they’ll not get too many opportunities once the main players return, but this is a chance to perform well and keep themselves in the hunt when the strongest side is being picked.”

India lose first ODI against South Africa

India lost their 1st ODI to South Africa on Thursday evening by 9 runs despite some good efforts by the Men in Blue. After winning the toss, India opted to bowl first. Temba Bavuma led-South Africa made 249 runs in their 40 overs.

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Team India came on the ground to chase the target of 250 runs and did not have a good start as they lost early wickets of the openers. Shikhar Dhawan (4) and Subhuman Gill (3) departed early within 5 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad then followed the openers for 19 runs. Ishan Kishan came on the field but couldn’t make more than 20 runs.

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