Former India off-spinner and selector Sarandeep Singh has advised the current team management to start treatment. Shardul Thakur as an all-rounder and prepared him for the 2023 ODI World Cup. Shardul has been garnering praise from all over for his impressive performances with the bat and ball during India’s big win over England in the fourth Test that ended on Monday.
Shardul scored half-centuries in each of the two innings at The Oval, besides giving India significant successes in the competition.
“I have always been his (Shardul) biggest fan,” Sarandeep said. The Times of India. “I have seen him bowling 25-30 overs per innings in first class for Mumbai. Ladaku cricketer hai (He is a fighter), with a positive attitude. In India too, you should be your second fast bowler after Shardul (Jasprit) Bumrah because you need an all-rounder.”
Pointing to his contribution to the entire department, Sarandeep says that Shardul should now be a regular part of the playing XI in Tests and ODIs, as it is now clear when and if Hardik Pandya is fully involved since his return. Will come back to bowl. To take action from a major back surgery.
“Start preparing him for the 2023 ODI World Cup. Consider him an all-rounder from now on. You need a batsman like him at number 7 and he is a good fielder too. He should feature in consecutive XI in Tests and ODIs, if not T20Is. I know Hardik is a very good batsman, but his bowling is a matter of concern.
He further added, “You don’t know how long (Mohammed) Shami and Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) will last, so Shardul and (Mohammad) Siraj should now play regularly with (Jasprit) Bumrah, as age is with them, And they can be future ready,” Sarandeep said.
Sarandeep claims that if Shardul had been a part of India’s playing XI for the World Test Championship against New Zealand in June, he would have ended his long wait for a major ICC trophy.
“Had he played in the World Test Championship final, we would have won the ICC trophy for the first time since 2013. His presence in the line-up would have given this team a well-deserved ICC title, which is still missing from his cabinet. ,” They said.
“Those conditions were ideal for his bowling, and they would have added depth to our batting,” he said.