Shardul Thakur (Getty Photos)
NEW DELHI: India ought to play Shardul Thakur because the third seamer behind Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami within the World Check Championship (WTC) last towards New Zealand subsequent month, former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has mentioned.
Manjrekar feels Thakur might be extra helpful than the likes of Mohammad Siraj and Ishant Sharma within the first half of English summer time as he can swing the ball.
“When India play New Zealand within the first half of the English summer time within the World Check Championship last, I would favor Shardul Thakur — being a swing bowler — to be the third seamer behind Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami,” Manjrekar informed ESPNcricinfo.com
“Let me elaborate: when India had been in New Zealand, one of many issues that India missed was a correct swing bowler. I do know Indians did not bat nicely however one of many the explanation why New Zealand received was as a result of they’d correct swing bowlers who may exploit the circumstances in New Zealand,” he mentioned.
Manjrekar defined the rationale behind the circumstances in England being useful.
“Now the primary half of the English summer time, the solar does not come out as a lot. So the situation might be just like what we had in New Zealand,” he added.