Indian Team’s squad for the 2022 T20 World Cup has become one of the hot topics to discuss among the former cricketers and cricket experts as well. India recently locked horns with the South African team in the five-match T20I series. The hosts made a stellar comeback in the series after losing the initial two matches.
The series eventually ended on an equal note with a score line of 2-2. After leveling the series with Bavuma’s men, the Indian camp saw some relieving and positive outcomes for them.
Recently, former legendary Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar has lauded and named the Indian cricketer Harshal Patel as “one of Rohit Sharma’s trump cards” for the upcoming T20 World Cup of 2022.
Harshal can be used as a new-ball bowler – Sunil Gavaskar
Notably, Harshal Patel was the highest wicket-taker in the T20I series between India and South Africa. He picked 7 wickets in 5 matches for India in the series.
“Harshal will be among the bowling trump cards for captain Rohit, along with Bhuvneshwar, Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah in Australia for the T20 World Cup. Harshal can be used as a new-ball bowler as well with his ability to bowl the slower ones,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying to the Star Sports.
“He will be one of the trump cards because you have Bhuvneshwar, Shami, and Bumrah as well. Brilliant for a skipper to have someone like him to depend on, He can come in and bowl maybe even in the powerplay where people are now going with a change of pace. So yes he certainly should be part of the group,” former batting great added later.
Along with Gavaskar, former South African skipper and chief of Cricket South Africa, Graeme Smith was also the part of this conversation. He also put forth his opinion on the Indian bowler.
“He has been excellent. Nobody skills in the death overs with the slower balls…but I feel from game 3 he found his right length and picked up wickets and kept the pressure on the South Africans. He has all the skills as an all-rounder bowler and is a big asset to the team and handles pressure very well and is a clear thinker under pressure,” Smith echoed Gavaskar’s opinion.