Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener believes Hardik Pandya is one of the best fast-bowling all-rounders in the world.
Pandya, according to Klusener, is a wonderful cricketer, and if he can stay fit and continue to bowl 135+ kmph, he will always be a contender as one of the best all-rounders.
“He (Pandya) is a fantastic cricketer, and if he can stay fit and continues to bowl 135+ kmph, he will always be challenging as one of the best allrounders in the world,” Klusener told reporters in a media interaction at the Calcutta Sports Journalists’ Club.
The Proteas all-rounder believes that the Indian may have given up on Test cricket too quickly in order to manage his workload. “Yes, possibly. Test cricket (is) always the pinnacle of testing where you are as a cricketer, and testing yourselves.”
WTC is the battle will be between Australia’s bowlers and India’s batters: Klusener
“Spin has been India’s strength traditionally. They have the attack that can play on any surface. The way the Indian seamers have developed in the last couple of years — a reason why they play in successive WTC finals, that’s why they are one of the best Test sides in the world.
“Teams in the past would prepare green tops so India won’t be able to compete, but that’s not the case anymore. I think they are now well equipped, whatever the conditions, they will be able to pick the team that will be competitive. It’s a tough call. The battle will be between Australia’s bowlers and India’s batters, the team that wins that battle will come out on top,” Klusener added.