There has been a lot of debate over the teams’ final squads for the World Cup, with fans opining on the omission of certain players. To defend the configurations of the 15-member squads, chief selectors of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have opted to describe the inclusion of particular players due to them being ‘three-dimensional’.
This terminology was used to explain the uniqueness of Vijay Shankar by MSK Prasad, while the Sri Lankan selector delineated Jeevan Mendis’ induction on the basis of him being a ‘3-D’ player in all departments.
Taking a cue from the neighboring cricketing nations, head coach Mickey Arthur has also named Shadab Khan as a ‘three-dimensional’ cricketer. “Shadab Khan is a wonderful cricketer. As the buzz word nowadays goes, he’s three-dimensional,” Mickey claimed.
Although Shadab is currently down with a viral fever that requires him to rest for close to a month, it remains to be seen whether he will be fit in time for the World Cup.