India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been encountering a tough situation in his vocation of late. He couldn’t get in effective exhibitions in the T20 World Cup 2021 and didn’t contribute much with the ball for the two India and Mumbai Indians since his lower back injury in 2019. Subsequently, there have been conversations on his position in the Indian white-ball arrangement.
Former India cricketer Saba Karim has anyway named Hardik Pandya’s substitution in the group. He featured Venkatesh Iyer’s new exhibitions and pointed that he is a potential name who can fill in the quick bowing every one of rounder’s shoes for group India.
Iyer brought acclaims from all around the cricketing society for his exhibitions in the UAE leg of IPL 2021.
All the more so as of late he has radiated his energy in the Vijay Hazare Trophy too. Iyer has contributed 348 runs from four matches and has likewise scalped eight wickets. Karim feels that with his unbelievable exhibitions he can be the plausible substitution of Pandya in white-ball cricket.
The former cricketer likewise proposed that the youngsters Ruturaj Gaikwad ought to get a spot in India’s crew as a reinforcement opener with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul pressing onward.
In the wake of having packed away the orange cap in IPL 2021, Gaikwad is presently the main run-scorer in Vijay Hazare Trophy with 435 runs from four matches to his record.
“I believe that Venkatesh Iyer and Ruturaj Gaikwad have almost entered the first-team squad, and I’m talking about white-ball cricket. If we have to start the preparation for the 2023 World Cup, these two players should be part of the squad as soon as possible.
They should be given as much exposure as possible. Both these players provide a different spectrum for the team. Gaikwad can be the backup opener with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul going strong. On the other hand, Iyer has performed really well while batting at No. 5 or No. 6 in the Vijay Hazare trophy. If we are looking at the replacement for Hardik Pandya, we have already found the player,”stated by Saba Karim on Khelneeti Podcast.
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“Rahul Dravid has seen these players for quite a while now. The way Dravid used to prepare as a player, he must be prepared in the same way as a coach. He must have thought about a core of 23-25 players in the white-ball cricket circuit. He must have started the preparation for the World Cups.”further added by him.