Former India opener Virender Sehwag feels all-rounder Hardik Pandya will probably be a key member of the Indian Test squad if he begins bowling. Due to a again damage, Hardik had stopped bowling and solely contributed along with his batting within the just lately concluded 13th version of Indian Premier League (IPL). The fast-bowling all-rounder additionally performed as a pure batsman within the white-ball collection in opposition to Australia. However, the all-rounder did bowl a couple of overs within the second ODI in opposition to Australia, to cater to the necessity of a sixth bowling choice for the Men in Blue. Sehwag additionally mentioned Hardik might need advised selectors to not contemplate him for the Test collection, as he’s not taking part in as an all-rounder within the facet.
“If he was bowling, then he would have been a part of the Test team. It is possible Hardik Pandya might have told the selectors not to consider him for the Test matches as he is not bowling fit, and that he will only play in the ODIs and T20Is, and that he will join back his family,” Sehwag mentioned on the Sony Sports Network.
“But no doubt when he starts bowling, he will be a crucial part of the Test team because the manner in which he bats in ODI cricket or T20Is, imagine if he starts scoring those quick runs at No.6 or No.7 in Test cricket, India will be in a good position to win Test matches,” he added.
India and Australia will now be seen in motion within the upcoming four-match Test collection. The collection will probably be telecast on Sony Ten 3, and Sony six channels. The first Test of the collection will probably be a pink-ball contest, starting December 17.
Australia had received the ODI collection, whereas the Men in Blue walked away with the honours within the T20I collection. Meanwhile, opener Rohit Sharma has been declared match by the physios on the National Cricket Academy (NCA) following his hamstring damage through the IPL.
The batsman had reached the NCA in Bengaluru on November 19 and was set to bear a health take a look at on Friday. Speaking to ANI, sources within the know of developments mentioned the batsman is match for the rigours of worldwide cricket.
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