Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly advised Virat Kohli to bring back Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Chahal and Kuldeep are not in the Indian squad for the South Africa series and they did not play in the recently concluded series against West Indies.
“India doesn't need two left-arm spinners (Ravindra Jadeja and Krunal Pandya). The Test series will start soon, and hopefully, India will play on good pitches and not on rank turners, as it has been in the last series because India is very good team on any surface,” Ganguly wrote.
“The T20 World Cup is in Australia next year and opinions and judgments will be passed. The key person amidst all this will be Virat Kohli, and it will be important for him to stay calm for a long period of time," Ganguly said.
On the exclusion of Kuldeep and Chahal, Kohli had said: "The increased depth in batting was one of the reasons why Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were excluded. Also, we wanted to give opportunities to the guys who have done well over the last couple of years in domestic cricket and in IPL. It is about finding the best balance in the combination and not just sticking to only one combination."