According to Kapil Dev, the Asia Cup is the ideal venue for evaluating a player’s level of fitness.
Kapil Dev, a former India captain, supports the choice of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer for the forthcoming Asia Cup. Due to their individual injuries, Rahul and Iyer have both been sidelined. Iyer has been sidelined since suffering a back ailment earlier this year while competing in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Rahul, on the other hand, hasn’t played since suffering an injury in the IPL 2023. Iyer has entirely healed from his injury, whereas Rahul has a niggle but may be fully fit before India’s second Asia Cup game.
Every player should ideally be evaluated. You’re so close to the World Cup, so why haven’t you given the players a chance? What happens if they travel to the World Cup and get hurt there? The team as a whole will be hurt. At least they will get a chance to bowl or bat here and establish some rhythm. In the worst case scenario, it would be unjust to the players who would not make the squad if the guys sustained another injury during the World Cup. Give the injured players an opportunity if they have returned. Dev, who guided India to its first World Cup victory in 1983, stated, “If they are healthy, then they can play in the World Cup.
There is no lack of skill, but India will have the opportunity to make immediate changes to the World Cup roster if they are not healthy. You have a fantastic chance to put together a team for the World Cup, and the Asia Cup is a great starting point. These players should go and express themselves, in my opinion. However, they are not necessary if there is any kind of doubt. It will be unfair to both the selectors and the players if you don’t give them an opportunity. I am aware that the World Cup is being held in India, but you must choose the strongest team possible, he continued.