Saba Karim encourages Ravi Bishnoi to play all three formats

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Hasi Kamanger

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Former India selector Saba Karim has backed rising leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi to play all three formats. To further clarify, he mentioned that there is no Leggie representing India in Test cricket and Bishnoi has the potential to do well in that format.
While Ravi Bishnoi made regular appearances for the Men In Blue in their limited-duration games, including the Asian Cup, throughout the year, he has not been called up for the ongoing T20I home games against Australia and subsequent series against South Africa. In addition, the Leggie has been included in the list of stand-by players for next month's T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
We don't see a leg spinner in the test match format these days: Saba Karim
"I'd love to see him play all three formats and somehow for some inexplicable reason we don't see a leg spinner in the friendly format these days. But I'd like to see change come in here and Ravi Bishnoi is one such candidate who can play all three formats and does well for India. But before that he has to play red ball cricket for his state's team and if he does well there it will boost his confidence and then the Indian selectors can think about using him in all three formats," Karim said while he spoke on SPORTS18's daily sports news program "SPORTS OVER THE TOP".
“The kind of zeal and skill that he has shown and beyond that the skills that he has are really admirable. His young age and all that experience really helps boost his confidence and he can do that at international level too," he added.
Although Bishnoi has managed to find a place in the Indian T20I setup, making his mark in this year's T20 World Cup squad has always been a difficult task for him as things were already tough in the spin department at Ravindra Jadejas Competition gives absence. India has options in three experienced spinners - Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal.
It now remains to be seen whether the leggie will be a long-term feature of India's red-ball setup as senior leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has never been on the cards in this format.