India marked all the containers so far in the four-white ball games against Sri Lanka, yet one angle which they will feel a touch stressed over is the type of Hardik Pandya with the bat. The all-rounder is having an average visit with the bat as he scored 19 and 0 in the two ODIs and got out for 10 runs in the main T20I against the Island country.
The 27-year-old appeared to have gone on a shell as there were no healthy blows seen from the sharp edge of the hitter. With the ball close by as well, Pandya battled to discover any cadence as he picked only two wickets in the former ODI series. As of late a few reports surfaced that how the all-rounder is enthused about getting back to the bowling, however it appears Pandya is yet to hit the right notes.
With the ICC T20 World Cup all set to begin in October, India will expect Pandya to discover his magic back, as he can be perilous with the bat as a finisher. Talking about the absence of runs from the hitter, previous Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar has a somewhat reviving interpretation of the matter and, he feels two players on the off chance that they can be prepped well, can be reinforcement choices for India instead of Pandya.
Sunil Gavaskar names his decisions for the all-rounder position
“Obviously, there is a reinforcement. You as of late saw Deepak Chahar; he demonstrated that he can be an all-rounder. You didn’t offer Bhuvneshwar Kumar that chance. Two-three years prior, when India played in Sri Lanka, then, at that point he alongside Dhoni, had dominated India a match. The situation in that match was like the second ODI. They had lost 7-8 wickets and, Bhuvneshwar and Dhoni had dominated that game for India,” Gavaskar said on Sports Talk.
Deepak Chahar demonstrated he can be more than helpful with the bat close by with a game dominating unbeaten 69 in the second ODI. Bhuvneshwar Kumar looked totally relaxed while scoring 19 runs in a similar game, the motivation behind why Gavaskar feels these two players can possibly be all-rounders whenever oversaw well.
The 71-year-old closed by saying that these two players ought to be offered more chances as all-rounders in not so distant future.