Washington Sundar could replace Hardik Pandya in the upcoming series against England. Due to ongoing Pandya‘s groin injuries he is not fit to bowl.
Indian star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been the biggest match-winner for India in limited-over cricket for quite some time now, but it is still a very difficult task for Pandya to make it to India‘s Test playing 11.
After the recent impressive series win against Australia, India got a lot of good young players, after which it can be guessed that Pandya has to sit out once again in the upcoming England series.
Sundar can take pandya’s place in the team
The young all-rounder, who played a crucial role in the last two Tests against Australia, could be Virat Kohli‘s first choice in the upcoming series against England.
The Chennai pitch has always been very helpful for spin bowlers and being a home ground, Sundar has a lot of experience playing here.
Bowling off-spin as well as making useful runs in the beautiful lower order, India also get a spin bowling all-rounder in the absence of Ravindra Jadeja. Hardik Pandya has little chance of getting a chance in the team’s playing 11.
India now have a lot of all-rounders
A while ago, the Indian team lacked a lot of all-rounders. It was believed that no useful all-rounder was born in India after Kapil Dev.
But when it comes to today’s time, Virat Kohli‘s team is no longer short of all-rounders. Even after Ravindra Jadeja got injured in Australia, Virat Kohli has many options.
If Hardik Pandya is fit to bowl, it gives a lot of balance to the playing XI. But even without him, the team is flooded with all-rounders.
India has all-rounders like Shardul Thakur, Akshar Patel, Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Hardik not fit to bowl
Hardik Pandya, who has been battling a groin injury for a long time, is still not fit to bowl and was replaced in the squad as a batsman even in the limited-over series in Australia.
There is already no shortage of batsmen in the Test team. The batting department of the team led by Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli) and Cheteshwar Pujara is playing brilliantly.
Kohli had also made it clear during the Australian tour that he could not feed Hardik Pandya as just a batsman in the squad. It becomes even more difficult for Pandya to find a place in the team.