Sachin Tendulkar.
Sachin Tendulkar. (Picture: IANS)

Grasp Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has made it clear that India want a left-handed batter of their enjoying XI for the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. Stressing on the significance of the identical, Sachin talked about that not solely do the lefties present an added worth but additionally provide a range so far as the batting is worried. 

The Indian group solely has two left-handers (batters) of their present squad for the marquee event. One is wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant and the opposite being bowling all-rounder Axar Patel. Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is out of motion resulting from a knee damage that he had sustained in the course of the Asia Cup whereas seasoned batter Shikhar Dhawan has not been within the scheme of issues within the shortest format for a very long time.

Left-handers with none doubt add in worth: Sachin Tendulkar

“Left-handers with none doubt add in worth, and bowlers have to regulate, fielders have to regulate, and if they can rotate strike constantly, it’s not one thing that the bowler enjoys”, stated Tendulkar as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.

Talking about Rishabh Pant, whereas the teenager has been spectacular in Assessments and One Day Internationals, his performances in T20Is have been inconsistent over the previous few months. Due to this fact, veteran Dinesh Karthik could possibly be chosen within the enjoying XI because the first-choice stumper largely resulting from his ending and match-winning skills within the shortest format. 

India will start their Tremendous 12 encounter with a high-voltage conflict towards arch-rivals Pakistan on the MCG subsequent Sunday, October 23. They placed on an excellent present towards the title-holders Australia of their first warm-up fixture on the Gabba on Monday, October 17. 

Half-centuries from Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul together with an impactful remaining over from senior pacer Mohammed Shami helped India efficiently defend 186 and are available out on prime by six runs at The Gabba. 

An upbeat Males in Blue could be hoping for an excellent higher efficiency of their subsequent warm-up recreation towards the final 12 months’s finalists New Zealand on Wednesday, October 19.