Ex-India cricketer Saba Karim has opined that pacer Shardul Thakur can solely be included within the squad as a 3rd seamer, and never as the primary or second fast-bowling possibility.
The previous India wicketkeeper-batter steered that Shardul Thakur might be groomed for the bowling all-rounder’s position. Nevertheless, he emphasised that Thakur can’t be a backup possibility for somebody like Hardik Pandya, as he’s extra of a batter who can bowl a number of overs.
Shardul Thakur may be groomed to suit into the squad; reckons Saba Karim
Talking at a dialogue on India Information Sports activities on Friday, Karim remarked, “He’s a really helpful participant. However Hardik Pandya is a batting all-rounder, whereas Shardul Thakur is a bowling all-rounder. That’s an enormous distinction. We will absolutely groom Shardul.
“However I don’t see him changing into India’s No.1 of No.2 bowler in white-ball cricket. He can solely play as a 3rd seamer. If he can bat nicely, it will likely be an added benefit.”
Shardul Thakur impresses within the opening ODI in opposition to South Africa
Shardul Thakur was impressed together with his all-around exploits within the ODI sequence opener in opposition to South Africa on Thursday, October 6. The 30-year-old was the choose of the Indian bowlers within the rain-hit match, selecting up two wickets and conceding simply 35 runs from his full quota of eight overs.
He additionally made a big affect with the bat as nicely throughout the run chase, contributing with 33 essential runs. Thakur stitched collectively a vital 93-run partnership with Sanju Samson to offer the hosts a glimmer of hope.
Nevertheless, the Males in Blue didn’t chase down South Africa’s 249-run whole, struggling a nine-run loss within the opening encounter of the three-match sequence.
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