Former India wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel expressed that all-rounder Hardik Pandya will need to get the runs and find his form in the forthcoming Asia Cup or the series against Australia at home, before the eagerly-anticipated ODI World Cup.
Parthiv highlighted a particular incident from the series and stated that the player is still a work in progress while playing the role of the skipper of the national team. In addition to this, Parthiv also outlined Hardik’s IPL performance and how the latter failed to carve out invaluable knocks.
“Against Nicholas Pooran, he (Hardik Pandya) gave that over to Axar Patel and not bowling Yuzvendra Chahal. Bowling changes and the utilisation of the bowlers are something that tells me that Hardik, the captain for India, is still a work in progress,” Parthiv Patel told Cricbuzz.
“And there is obviously a little concern about his batting. He needs runs. He didn’t get runs in the IPL; he didn’t get runs in the last couple of series as well. India would want to get some runs for Hardik Pandya in the Asia Cup or the series against Australia before the World Cup,” he added.