There is nothing good for Indian side to see back, all they can be stronger and play well in coming matches as they has lost the ODIs series against Australia. Indian Team had been outplayed vigorously as there were demolished in each and every department by the Australian squad and the major concern was remained for the team is the bowling department as they couldn’t give them important impact with ball and give some important breakthrough whereas there wasn’t that much good all rounder options as what Australia had. Hardik Pandya was a positive side for Indian team but he was effective with bat only, he hasn’t bowl yet prominently due to fitness issue. So there can be some possible options for the replacement of Hardik Pandya in the Indian National Cricket Team.
Here are the 5 all rounders who can replace Hardik Pandya for the ODI national squad
1] Shivam Dube
In the absence of Hardik Pandya, Indian team tried Shivam Dube but he couldn’t produce efficiency as all rounder. He debuted for Indian team in 2019 against West Indies. He has played 13matches yet and scored 105 runs with decent strike rate of 136.36 and picked only 5 wickets. His domestic records are good as compared to the international. In List A career he scored 623 runs and picked 35 wickets out of 37 matches. So he can replace Pandya.
2] Axar Patel
He debuted for Indian team in 2014 against Bangladesh. Out of 38 ODIs he scored 181 runs with strike rate of 121 and picked 45 wickets with excellent economical spell of 4.43. Moreover he was even brilliant in the recent edition of IPL2020, so he can also replace Pandya.
3] Vijay Shankar
He was came into limelight due to his brilliant performance in the Vijay Hazare Trophy as an all rounder and even got selected in the national team for Nidahas Trophy. In 12 matches he scored 223 runs with strike rate of 90. His List-A career is more prominent as he scored 2286 runs and picked 54 wickets from 88 matches.
4] Rahul Tewatia
He was the limelight all rounder of the IPL2020 as he had played some phenomenal knocks for Rajasthan Royals as an all rounder. Most rememberable match was striking 5 sixes in an over of Sheldon Cottrell against Kings XI Punjab. So he could be an perfect replacement for Hardik Pandya.
5] Harshal Patel
He has been very economical bowler throughout the IPL and played very good knock with bat also. Out of 48 matches he played scored 128 runs and picked 46 wickets. With his ability to provide breakthrough and promising attributes with batting, he can replace Hardik Pandya and can create some positivity in the dressing room. His List-A career with scoring 570 runs and picked 80 wickets in just 57 matches says all about his as astonishing performance.