India’s skipper Rohit Sharma supplied an replace on all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s bowling issues. Rohit is standing in because the skipper for the second warmup match in opposition to Australia since Virat Kohli determined to take a seat out and take a break.
Hardik performed as a specialist batsman for Mumbai Indians (MI) and likewise didn’t bowl a single over throughout India’s warmup match in opposition to England. Rohit revealed that Hardik isn’t match sufficient but to offer his 100% whereas bowling however is slowly getting there.
“Hardik is coming along pretty well but he’s still going to take some time. He hasn’t bowled much. When you play this kind of a tournament, you need to be 100%. He’s getting there. He’s not started bowling yet but in the next few days he starts bowling and he should be ready when the World Cup starts,” Rohit stated on the toss forward of the warmup match in opposition to Australia.
The sixth bowler possibility is being checked out, says Rohit Sharma
The 34-year-old Rohit additional acknowledged that India is eager to strive a couple of bowling choices to fill within the slot of a sixth bowler. In T20Is, it’s one of the best plan of action to have a backup bowler simply in case one of many principal bowlers has an off day.
“Myself, Virat, Surya. We’ll all bowl and see if we can chip in with a sixth option. Even if we play with five bowlers, we’ve got the quality. The sixth bowler just gives you an extra option in case someone is having a bad day,” Rohit stated.
Hardik Pandya normally offers the sixth bowling possibility but when he fails to get well in time to bowl, Team India may contemplate bringing in an in-form Ishan Kishan in his place.
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