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Hardik Pandya to bowl in T20 World Cup 2021? Rohit Sharma provides big update about him

All-rounder Hardik Pandya usually gives the 6th bowling option but if he fails to recover in time to bowl, India will try an in-form Ishan Kishan in his place.

India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma on Wednesday provided a big update on all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s bowling concerns and said he is not fit enough yet to give his 100% while bowling but is slowly getting there.

Sharma came up with an update when he took the field for the toss ahead of India’s warm-up match against Australia since Virat Kohli decided to sit out and take a break.

Hardik Pandya is coming along pretty well but he’s still going to take some time. He has not started bowling yet but in the next few days he starts bowling and he should be ready when the World Cup starts, Sharma said After the toss ahead of the warmup match against Australia.

Pandya has played as a specialist batsman for Mumbai Indians (MI) and also didn’t bowl a single over during India’s warm-up T20 World Cup match against England. He had last bowled during India’s tour of Sri Lanka.

Many former India cricketers, sports journalists and cricket experts have spoken in favour of Pandya’s inclusion in India’s playing XI for the big clash against Pakistan as they think he could be the finisher India needs in the death overs. The sixth bowler option is being looked at, says Rohit Sharma.

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Sharma also said India is keen to try a few bowling options to fill the requirement of 6th bowler in team India. In T20Is, it’s the best course of action to have a backup bowler just in case one of the main bowlers has an off day. He made it clear that it is crucial for India to find the right balance in their team so that they have depth in batting and also a sixth bowling option.

Hardik Pandya usually gives the 6th bowling option but if he fails to recover in time to bowl, India might consider bringing in an in-form Ishan Kishan in his place.

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