Kapil Dev on Hardik Pandya: Former India captain Kapil Dev has said that all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s absence from bowling will not affect the Indian team’s chances of the ICC T20 World Cup. However, Kapil said that it will make a difference in the combination and options for Virat Kohli.
Kapil’s statement came at a time when Hardik did not bowl in the practice match against England on Monday. Kapil said, “An all-rounder is special for the team. Hardik not bowling will not affect the team’s chances, but it will be a little different for Kohli as a substitute. If the all-rounder was available to do both the work If so, the captain gets a chance to rotate the bowler’s ability.
The former Indian captain further said, “India will not matter in Hardik’s case, because they have talented players in the team. But if he bowls even two overs, then it will be flexible.” Let us tell you that even in IPL 2021, Hardik Pandya did not bowl. In the second half, he played only as a batsman.
India’s schedule for T20 World Cup
24 October (Sunday) – India vs Pakistan – Dubai – 07:30 PM
31 October (Sunday) – India vs New Zealand – Dubai – 07:30 PM
03 November (Wednesday) – India vs Afghanistan – Abu Dhabi – 07:30 PM
05 November (Friday) – India vs B1 (Qualifier) - 07:30 PM
November 06 (Monday) – India vs A2 (Qualifier) - 07:30 PM