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India needs Hardik Pandya in the Test lineup to achieve the ideal balance: Chappell, Ian

India needs Hardik Pandya in the Test lineup to achieve the ideal balance: Chappell, Ian

After losing the Test series against Australia, Team India has come under a lot of fire. On Friday, Ian Chappell joined the chorus to explain why India suffered a significant nine-wicket loss in the third game of the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023. (March 3). the player’s inclusion may give India’s bowling attack more balance, the former Australian great remarked, adding that he doesn’t understand why the Indian administration decided to keep Hardik Pandya out of Test matches.

India lost the third Test unexpectedly after obviously dominating the first two, and this has prompted cricket fans and ex-players to point to problems within the Indian team. During the third Test, both teams made two significant adjustments, with the hosts replacing KL Rahul and Mohammed Shami with Shubman Gill and Umesh Yadav.

The Indian spin all-rounders Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel, with the latter shining with a bat, deserve credit for India’s dominance in the first two Test matches. But Hardik, a fast all-rounder, gives the squad additional bowling depth, according to Chappell, who also criticized the management for excluding him from red-ball cricket for the previous four years.
Why Hardik Pandya isn’t on the Indian team is a mystery to me. I keep hearing that he can’t bowl that well. Once more, you are conversing with cricket enthusiasts or listening to medical professionals. Pandya ought to be on that team if he wants to play. He is a damn good fielder, a damn good bowler, and a damn good batting. Australia needed Cameron Green in India to provide the perfect balance, and I believe that India also needs Hardik Pandya “told ESPNCricinfo Chappell.

Hardik hasn’t played any first-class cricket in the past four years, though, so it’s unclear whether he still has any desire to play in Tests. Prior to being dropped owing to uneven performances, he had only scored 532 and taken 17 wickets from 11 Tests.

Having Cameron Green there was a fantastic break for Australia: Chappell
For the third Test, Australia was compelled to make two changes to their starting lineup, with David Warner and Pat Cummins being replaced by Cameron Green and Mitchell Starc who had recovered from their ailments. Green only bowled two over and collected 21 runs, but his presence allowed Australia to select three specialist spinners, which had a huge impact on the game.
Chappell emphasized that Green’s addition gave Australia’s bowling attack balance and that knocking India out for just 109 runs in the first innings contributed to Australia’s convincing victory.

“Having Cameron Green there was a nice break for Australia because it allows them to play three spinners. I believe the key to it was cheaply bowling out India in the first innings. Once they had done that, they had a chance to take a good lead. On this pitch, it was not a massive lead, but it was still quite helpful. Then, with only a modest score to chase in the second inning, “Chappell threw in.

Australia qualified for the World Test Championship final with a victory in the test match in Indore, while India needed a tie or victory in the last test, which will begin on March 9 in Ahmedabad.

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