Graeme Smith, Hardik Pandya

Former South African captain Graeme Smith reckoned that Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya, has proven he’s batting nonetheless up to speed however the bowling has began lagging behind in comparison with the outdated instances.

Hardik returned to the Indian staff for the 5-match T20I sequence and has bowled a number of overs within the powerful phases. Sadly, he has been on the costly facet and hasn’t been efficient in taking wickets both.

Yeah, I believe he does (stroll into the XI for T20 WC). He has nonetheless obtained a bit of labor to do on his bowling. Additionally, how India use him in varied instances, that’s one thing that Rohit must adapt to.

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Within the IPL, we noticed him bowl within the overs upfront, (however) minimal quantity by means of center interval and backend. Within the first two video games, he was utilized in a troublesome interval. He didn’t bowl in Vizag, however his batting within the center order has been wonderful,” Smith informed cricket.com.

“I don’t suppose he’s going to be a four-over bowler for India” – Graeme Smith

Smith feels that India has greater than sufficient choices within the bowling assault and Hardik can concentrate on contributing a few overs, as an alternative of attempting to bowl out his 4 overs of quota.

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He’ll deliver the management factor and his expertise, and good decision-making factor as effectively. Within the worldwide degree, he’s going to take his time to search out his toes. I don’t suppose he’s going to be a four-over bowler for India, however he’ll make a contribution as a sixth bowler,” Smith added.

The sequence between India and South Africa at present stands at 2-1 in favor of the latter. The 4th T20I will happen on Friday in Rajkot.

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