Not always that this will work but I want more batters to chip in with the ball – Hardik Pandya
After the success in the second T20I by 65 runs against New Zealand on Sunday, skipper Hardik said that he believes more players should turn their arm over when required and this is a testament to his captaincy that one saw Deepak Hooda bowling 2.5 overs.
Not having many batters in the top six who can turn their arm over has been one problem that has been bringing troubles for Team India, at least in the shortest format.
At the point when India has tasted progress in the ICC events, it has been because the side fielded multi-dimensional players, who can chip in with either bat or ball when needed. Off late, Hardik Pandya has been the only player who has been able to bowl while batting in the top six.
After the success in the second T20I by 65 runs against New Zealand on Sunday, skipper Hardik said that he believes more players should turn their arm over when required.
This is a testament to his captaincy that one saw Deepak Hooda bowling 2.5 overs, however, one can contend that the match had previously escaped New Zealand’s hands when Hooda began bowling.
“Can’t get any better than this. Everyone chipped in but it was surely a special inning by Surya. We would have taken a score of 170-175. Bowlers did well and it was about being aggressive in the mindset. It doesn’t mean taking a wicket every ball, but being aggressive with the ball is important. The conditions were very wet, so credit to the bowlers. I have bowled a lot and going forward I want to see more bowling options. Not always that this will work but I want more batters to chip in with the ball,”Hardik said after the match.
“I expect them to be professional, which they are. Allow them to enjoy themselves. It’s about creating an environment where they are all in a happy space. I see many times in this team that all the players are happy for each other’s success. And that’s important. I don’t know (about changes for the next game). I’d like to give everyone in the squad a chance but it’s just one more game, so it’s a bit tough,”he stated further.
However, Hardik Pandya is currently leading Team India in the ongoing T20I series against New Zealand in the absence of Rohit Sharma.