In an interview with ESPNCricinfo, Gautam Gambhir showed his dissatisfaction with Kohli's team selection for the third T20I against England. Suryakumar Yadav did not get a chance to bat in the second T20I against England and was left out in the third one.
Gambhir shared his thoughts regarding the selection process-
"It amazes me, seven months before the World Cup he starts preparing for World Cup, and probably after the World Cup he will start preparing for the next World Cup. It doesn't matter, the kind of form you are in matters." He added, "Imagine if there is an injury issue, what have you seen of Suryakumar Yadav, what you have seen of Suryakumar Yadav in international cricket. I hope nobody gets injured but if there is an injury case and somebody needs to bat at number 4 and number 5. For example, there has to be a replacement for Shreyas Iyer, who are you gonna go for."
Gambhir further said players should be given the opportunity to play in three or four games before taking a call on them. "So at least look at someone whom you have got into the setup. Probably give him that opportunity in three or four games and see where he stands. If he delivers, you have got a backup for someone already batting at number four. If you get someone to play him in that series and see what he is giving in the future."
The former Indian cricketer criticized the ongoing preparation of Team India, said, "We keep talking about preparations, but this is just no preparation for the World Cup. It's just about looking at the same players what you have seen for so many years."
After facing a loss of 2-1 in the T20I series in Ahmedabad, India team skipper needs to think through his selection choices and come up with a strong team for the World Cup.