Hardik Pandya Maiden T20I Fifty
Hardik Pandya. (Picture Supply: Twitter/BCCI)

The substantial again surgical procedure that Hardik Pandya underwent in 2019 has had a big affect on his bowling. The all-rounder was going through again points which pressured him to journey to the UK to get the required therapy because it was having a direct impact on his efficiency. His IPL coach Ashish Nehra feels that Hardik can be utilized within the group because the sixth bowler and he needs to be thought of as a batting all-rounder.

Nevertheless, the Baroda cricketer hasn’t been in a position to bowl ceaselessly throughout all codecs since making a full restoration from the damage. His comeback within the IPL whereas main the Gujarat Titans was outstanding, and it earned Hardik a spot in India’s present T20 squad as he was in a position to contribute equally with the bat and the ball.

“Even Hardik gained’t be capable of reply that since you’ll be able to plan however issues don’t at all times fall into place. However to this point so good. Hardik may be in any white ball group solely as a batter. On high of that, if he bowls it is going to be a bonus. However you’ll be able to’t preserve him as your fifth bowler in T20 or 50 overs. He can solely be your sixth bowler,” Nehra was quoted by Telegraph India.

Pandya was related to Ashish Nehra all through his time within the IPL as the previous India cricketer was the pinnacle coach of the brand new group. The duo made it work for his or her facet and lifted the celebrated cup in type of their maiden outing on the mega occasion. Because the 28-year-old has entered the ODI setup, there have been doubts over him bowling the 10-overs quota as Nehra additionally didn’t have a transparent reply to the query.

“However his health, you’ve constructed it up slowly. He is not going to be going to the West Indies for ODIs which is sweet in a approach. If you find yourself an out-and-out quick bowler you don’t have a alternative. You must bowl, it’s a must to be match, nevertheless it’s not the case with Hardik. He has been doing nicely over the past 2-3 months,” he added.

You’re solely going to wrestle if you take a look at Hardik Pandya as your fifth bowler: Nehra

Nehra believes that Hardik Pandya may be regarded upon because the fifth bowler of the group, however additional opined that it could be higher for the group to contemplate him because the sixth bowler.

“He can bowl 10 overs additionally in 50-over cricket. However even when he offers 5-6 overs, it’s an enormous bonus. Yesterday (Tuesday, 1st ODI) you had 4 bowlers in addition to Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik. You’re solely going to wrestle if you take a look at Hardik as your fifth bowler,” Nehra acknowledged.