India vs Australia: Don’t perceive why Hardik Pandya is not within the Indian Test crew, says Ian Chappell2 min read
Australia legend Ian Chappell has requested why Hardik Pandya is not a part of the Indian Test crew arrange and stated the all-rounder needs to be allowed to play within the longest format of the sport. Pandya hasn’t been concerned in Tests since 2018.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 4, 2023 08:19 IST
Pandya hasn’t been across the Test scene since 2018 (Courtesy: PTI)
By India Today Sports Desk: Australia legend Ian Chappell has stated he does not perceive why all-rounder Hardik Pandya is not a part of the Indian Test crew.
Australia had gone into the Indore Test lacking plenty of key gamers with the likes of Pat Cummins and David Warner heading house for numerous causes. Cameron Green got here into the taking part in eleven as a alternative and supplied choices with each bat and ball for the guests.
This helped Australia in a approach in the course of the Indore Test, which they gained by 9 wickets, because it supplied them with good steadiness.
Chappell opened up on this matter and stated, as quoted by Hindustan Times, that he does not perceive why Pandya is not a part of the Indian Test crew. The all-rounder hasn’t been a part of the Test setup since 2018.
The Australia legend went on to say that if the 29-year-old desires to play for India within the longest format of the sport, then he needs to be given the chance and stated he would plenty of steadiness to the Indian facet.
“I don’t understand why Hardik Pandya isn’t in the Indian team,” Chappell informed ESPNCricinfo. “People keep telling me he can’t bowl this much. But again, are you listening to the medical people or having a chat with the cricket people? If Pandya wants to play, he should be in the Indian side. He’s a good batsman, he bowls decently, he is a damn good fielder.
“To find the right balance, Australia needed Cameron Green in there. And India needs Hardik Pandya.”
Pandya was requested throughout a press convention if he was a return to the longest format of the sport. The all-rounder gave a cryptic message on the time and stated he needed to be a daily within the limited-overs format first.
“Let me first fully be on Blues (ODIs and T20Is) and then I will see about the whites (Tests),” stated Pandya.
Mar 4, 2023