New Delhi. Team India’s star cricketer Hardik Pandya has been bowling for a long time but his fans want him to show amazing with his bowling. Some veterans have also said that if he does not bowl then it may be difficult to give him a chance only as a batsman in the T20 World Cup. Although he can play the role as a finisher. Meanwhile, Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma said on Wednesday that when the team starts its campaign in the T20 World Cup, it is expected that all-rounder Hardik Pandya will be ready to bowl.
Rohit Sharma led the team as Virat Kohli was rested in the warm-up match against Australia. Although Virat also fielded. Rohit said that the team will need a sixth bowler during the main tournament. During the toss in the practice match against Australia, Rohit said, ‘Hardik is making good progress but it will take some time for him to bowl. He hasn’t started bowling but should be ready to bowl by the start of the tournament.
Rohit said, ‘Our main bowlers are very good, but you will need a substitute for the sixth bowler. India will take on Pakistan in their first match in Dubai on Sunday. Pandya’s fitness ahead of the tournament is a matter of concern as he did not bowl in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team management has been consistently saying that Pandya’s bowling is very important for team balance.
Apart from Kohli, fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were also rested in the warm-up match against Australia. Rohit said, ‘We want to make sure that we get the sixth bowling option. In batting also we want some options. We will try all those things in the practice match. We also wanted to bat first and score big.