India lacking Hardik Pandya the bowler | Cricket Information

PUNE: India missed Hardik Pandya the bowler within the second ODI as their fourth and fifth bowlers — spinners Krunal Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav — proved costly on Friday. Whereas Krunal leaked 72 runs in six overs, Yadav conceded 84 in 10 overs.
As India picked simply 5 specialist bowlers, the onus was on Hardik to chip in and take the burden off the fourth and fifth bowlers. He, nevertheless, did not bowl.
The Indian group administration has been very acutely aware about managing his workload. Whereas the all-rounder bowled 17.2 overs within the T20 Worldwide sequence — selecting three wickets and conceding 6.94 runs an over — and bowled in each recreation, he has not bowled even a single over within the first two ODIs.
India captain Virat Kohli was requested why Pandya isn’t being bowled. “We have to handle his physique. We have to perceive the place we want this skill-set. We did utilise him within the T20s however within the ODIs, it is about managing his workload. Now we have Take a look at cricket in England arising too. So, it is vital for us to have him match,” mentioned Kohli after the sport.
M Prasidh Krishna too was requested about it however he mentioned he was not conscious of the Baroda participant’s harm standing.
Pandya can play as a batsman due to his means to hit huge. He confirmed that within the ODI sequence towards Australia, scoring a few 90s within the three-match sequence.
He confirmed keenness in staying again for the Take a look at matches as a batsman, however Kohli mentioned his place within the Take a look at aspect can solely be as an all-rounder not as a pure batsman.
Pandya might have even been utilised for three-four overs within the second ODI match simply to take the burden off the India spinners. However India most likely thought that they’ve taxed him an excessive amount of within the T20 sequence, through which 5 matches have been performed on alternate days.
With the 52-day lengthy Indian Premier League set to start on April 9, in lower than a fortnight’s time, the right-arm bowler should be saving himself.
Former India opener and captain Virender Sehwag has criticised Kohli’s choice to relaxation Pandya.
“India is not taking part in any cricket within the subsequent few months. We solely have the IPL subsequent. So, you’re saying that we have now no downside shedding the ODI sequence as a result of we needed to handle Hardik Pandya’s workload. If his workload would not embody four-five overs then it is mistaken,” Sehwag advised Cricbuzz.
“It additionally should not be the case that he is not bowling even a single over. Fielding for 50 overs additionally causes fatigue. So if he provides four-five overs to it, it should not make an enormous distinction on his workload,” he added.

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