Team India will start their world cup 2019 campaign from June 5 against South Africa. India set to leave The UK on May 22. India will also play two Warm-up matches before the world cup. Cricket stars start to pick their best teams.
In an interview with PTI, Harbhajan Singh Said,
“I feel he is at his best when he hits from the onset. Some of his best innings had come when he started the onslaught straightaway. I feel the team management should give him and Hardik Pandya the license to bat the way they want to. No restrictions only go for the jugular at No 5.”
“That exactly is my point. The Dhoni of the old would hit a six off the second ball off any spinner and those are big sixes. He should and can still do it as I have seen at the CSK nets. Uske chhakkon mein bahot Jaan hai (He still hits mighty sixes),” Harbhajan Singh Added.
“I can tell you how a bowler’s mind works. Suppose I am bowling to Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell in tandem, I would be more worried about KP than Bell. I could bowl a couple of dot balls to KP, but he had the ability to take me on. Bell, on the other hand, would push for singles. Dhoni like KP can intimidate bowlers. He has that effect,” He further added.
“I don’t see anyone except for KL Rahul fitting into that No. 4 slot. So that’s a bit of a worry and also No six slot where Kedar Jadhav will play. I hope that Jadhav gets fully fit before the South Africa game (June 5) as it is a very important slot,” Harbhajan Singh added,
“Sachin Tendulkar called him the world’s best fast bowler at the moment. Indeed he is, for the impact he has created. If you take Bumrah out of that India line-up, it’s like you rip a heart out of the body. He is that precious. He is your Virat Kohli of Indian bowling,” Harbhajan signed off.