New Delhi: The Indian team will take on the World Test Championship final against New Zealand next month. Team India has been announced for this match. Star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has not been given a place in this team, after which many veteran players are making different statements.
Sarandeep singh said this
Former India selector Sarandeep Singh supported the current committee’s decision to ignore Hardik Pandya from the Test team, saying that if this player does not contribute to bowling, he will be in the short format team Neither is entitled to the place. Former Indian team spinner Sarandeep told PTI, “It makes sense for the selectors to ignore Hardik for the Test. He has not bowled regularly since his surgery. I think they will have to do 10 overs in ODIs and four overs in T20s to be a part of the playing XI even in smaller formats. He cannot just play as a batsman.
Hardik has undergone surgery
Hardik Pandya had back surgery in 2019. Since then, he is not bowling regularly and the team is not getting the benefit of his all-round skills. For this reason, he has not got a place in the Indian Test team that went on tour to England.
‘Heartburn affects the balance’
Sarandeep Singh further said, ‘If Hardik does not bowl, it greatly affects the balance of the team. Because of that you will have to keep an extra bowler in the team so that a player like Suryakumar Yadav will have to be excluded. We have seen its impact in ODIs against England and Australia. We can’t get into bowling with just five options.
He said, ‘Now the team has other all-rounders in the form of Washington Sundar, Akshar Patel, Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja), Shardul Thakur can also become an all-rounder. They have shown this. If Hardik cannot bowl, then all these can do this work.
Shocked by not taking Shaw
When Shaw was not selected for the England tour, he said it was too early to ignore a capable batsman like him. Sarandeep Singh said, ‘Shaw has the ability that Virender Sehwag used to do for the Indian team. You cannot ignore them so early in their career. He made a lot of runs in domestic cricket after being dropped from the team after the tour of Australia. He has also corrected his technical flaws and this could be seen in the IPL as well.