“Want More Batters To Chip In With The Ball”: Hardik Pandya’s Bold Declaration


Hardik Pandya says he wants to spin more batsmen© AFP

Not having many batsmen in the top six who can swing their arms is an issue that has spelled trouble for Team India, at least in the shorter formats. Whenever India has tasted success in ICC events, it has been because the team has fielded multi-dimensional players, who can chip in with bat or ball when needed. it’s late Hardik Pandya The only player to have bowled while batting in the top six.

After Sunday’s 65-run win over New Zealand in the second T20I, skipper Hardik said he wanted to rotate more batsmen if needed. It was a testament to his captaincy that one saw Deepak Hooda Bowling 2.5 overs, one could argue that the match was already out of New Zealand’s hands when Hooda started bowling.

“It doesn’t get much better than that. Everyone played but it was definitely a special innings from Surya. We could have scored 170-175. The bowlers did well and it was a matter of being aggressive in mentality. It didn’t happen. No wickets per ball, But it’s important to be aggressive with the ball. The conditions were very wet, so credit to the bowlers. I bowled a lot, going forward I want to see more bowling options. Not always. Work but I want more batsmen to chip with the ball,” Hardik said after the match. .

“I expect them to be professionals, which they are. Give them a chance to enjoy themselves. It’s about creating an environment where they’re all in a happy place. I’ve seen many times on this team that all the players are happy for each other. Success. And that’s important. . I don’t know (about changes for the next match). I want to give everyone in the squad a chance but it’s one more game, so it’s a bit difficult,” he added.

Hardik Pandya is currently leading Team India in the ongoing T20I series against New Zealand in the absence of Rohit Sharma.

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In the second T20I, Suryakumar Yadav Chasing 111 runs, India scored 191 for 6 in 20 overs. Hooda then bounced back with four wickets as Team India cruised to a comfortable 65-run win.

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