IND vs AUS: Ian Chappell questions Hardik Pandya’s absence from the Test team

Former Australian legend questioned why is Indian star all-rounder Hardik Pandya not a part of the Indian Check set-up after the facet’s nine-wicket thrashing in Indore Check on Friday.

“I don’t perceive why Hardik Pandya isn’t within the Indian staff,” Chappell advised ESPNCricinfo. “Folks maintain telling me he can’t bowl this a lot. However once more, are you listening to the medical individuals or having a chat with the cricket individuals? If Pandya desires to play, he needs to be within the Indian facet. He’s a superb batsman, he bowls decently, he’s a rattling good fielder.

Pandya hasn’t featured in Assessments since 2018 and has recovered from a career-threatening again harm. The massive-hitting medium pacer is a crucial cog in India’s limited-overs set-up and has been made the skipper of T20Is just lately.

Chappell mentioned Australia’s victory is partly due to Cameron Inexperienced’s choice within the facet who was not obtainable for choice for the primary Assessments as he mentioned “To seek out the fitting steadiness, Australia wanted Cameron Inexperienced in there. And India wants Hardik Pandya.”

Inexperienced’s availability means Australia can play three spinners and one seamer in Mitchell Starc and the seam-bowling all-rounder might chip in with just a few overs when wanted. Chappell believes that having Hardik Panya will prolong the Indian batting order and provides the second seam bowling choice alongside spinners Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja.

India is historically identified to play with two seamers in residence Assessments. Nonetheless, whichever duo the facet picks they’re mediocre with the bat. India’s batting collapsed in each innings of the Check. The facet misplaced seven wickets within the morning session of the day and was ultimately bowled out for 109. Within the second innings aside from Cheteshwar Pujara the remainder of the batting order struggled. Therefore Chappell believes Haridk will give the facet and dept and chip in with the ball when wanted.

Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj mixed have bowled 13 overs within the Check match.

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