In India’s third ODI against New Zealand at Indore, pacer Shardul Thakur picked back to back wickets of Daryl Mitchell, and skipper, Tom Latham, to change the momentum of the game.
With that, former India Cricketer Irfan Pathan, believes that Shardul Thakur will definitely be in India’s scheme of things during the upcoming ODI World Cup.
“If you ask Shardul, he will be the No. 1. He bowled really well. He is a trier; he keeps trying. When you see him, you will always feel that he doesn’t have that kind of swing, he doesn’t have that kind of pace which is 140-plus consistently, but he will always be in your face. and he wants to keep taking wickets,” said Pathan.
“You want guys like him in the team as well. With him, especially when you are talking about the World Cup, you need at least six-seven options in your hand as far as the team combination is concerned,” Shardul said during an interaction on the Star Sports show ‘Match Point’,” the former swing sensation concluded.
I am not as certain about Shardul Thakur: Sanjay Manjrekar
“I am not as certain about Shardul Thakur. There is a lot of time between now and the World Cup, and there are a few other contenders. There is Hardik Pandya also, who has a similar kind of role – batting and bowling. So, I agree Shardul Thakur will be in the plans, but I don’t know whether he will make it in the squad finally,” the 57-year-old said.