New Delhi. Hardik Pandya impressed everyone with his batting in IPL 2022. He was landing in the middle order. At first he used to play carefully and in the end he used to hit big shots. He had scored more than 480 runs. In the first match of the T20 series (IND vs SA) against South Africa, he continued his performance and scored 31 not out off 12 balls. Although the team was defeated in this match. The second T20 match will start in Cuttack after sometime. Earlier, former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has demanded to change Pandya’s batting order.
Aakash Chopra said on his YouTube channel, according to me, Hardik Pandya should be sent a little higher in the batting order. If a wicket falls between 10 and 12 overs, then If you give them 30 balls to play, they can give you 70 to 80 runs. They are like that. In such a situation, he should be sent to bat first by Rishabh Pant. It is known that in the first T20, Captain Pant had landed at number-4 and scored 29 runs in 16 balls. At the same time, vice-captain Pandya got a chance to bat at number-5.
Chahal should be bowled full over
Apart from this, Akash Chopra questioned the captaincy of Rishabh Pant and said that Yuzvendra Chahal should bowl full 4 overs in the match. It is known that leg-spinner Chahal took the most wickets in the 15th season of IPL and won the Purple Cap. He said that Yuzvendra should bowl before Chahal and give him the full quota of 4 overs. This is the only thing that Pant should do. An interesting thing about Harshal Patel is that he bowls very well in the death overs in IPL, but his record for Team India is not the best. Chahal had bowled only 2.1 overs in the first match.
Team India was defeated by 7 wickets in the first T20 match. Playing first, India had scored a good score of 211 runs with the help of Ishan Kishan’s half-century. But David Miller and Rasi van der Dussen had given the team victory by batting aggressively. Both the batsmen returned unbeaten after scoring half-centuries.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 12, 2022, 17:12 IST