Following the unavailability of Hardik Pandya in the tests, the Indian team got a little out of whack. The younger Pandya was able to bowl with steam and also score some valuable runs for the team. But now, after a few injuries from him, India is trying to fill the void. Even after his comeback to limited overs formats, Pandya hasn’t rolled much and it has been difficult to find his replacement.

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But one player, Shardul Thakur, has shown the ability to beat way down in the sequence – Shardul Thakur. Former Selector Sarandeep Singh believes the time has come for management to take care of someone like the Mumbai player.

“You can no longer rely solely on Hardik. They don’t know when he’ll be fit enough to bowl in all formats, so someone like Shardul needs to be groomed or even Vijay Shankar or Shivam Dube are there, “Sarandeep told PTI. Sarandeep also added that someone like Mohammad is there Siraj should be played in the series against England.

“There will be a rotation in this series. It’s the right time to bleed Siraj and give him as many games as possible. He is good at bowling. If there was a large gap, it would be difficult for him to find the right length straight away.

“A bit of flexibility is required. You play your two spinners, but if the conditions suit the pacemakers, then you play the extra seamer, “Sarandeep said.

On the other hand, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has said that India should choose between Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal.

Gavaskar added that India should choose between Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill alongside Rohit Sharma after giving them a chance in a warm-up match. Gavaskar said Gill had no legwork to work on.

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“Mayank Agarwal did well as the opener, making double centuries twice. It is good news that BCCI, and Jay Shah in particular, have taken the initiative to have India host county games. You can decide there who will open from Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal or India. Send them both together to open, Rohit Sharma is a certainty and so he can be rested. The match will show that Show has the better technique for English conditions, “Sunil Gavskar told Sports Tak.

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