India T20 World Cup 2022 | Sunil Gavaskar suggests sweet spot for Hardik Pandya and Rishabh pants for India T20 World Cup squad
Mumbai: Now that the IPL is over, the focus would be on international cricket and with the T20 World Cup coming later in the year, final preparations for the teams would begin. India having had problems with the middle order in the past, former India opener Sunil Gavaskar has suggested a middle order which he considers “explosive”.Also Read – Sai Kishore Highlights Similarity Between Captain GT Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni
Considering Hardik Pandya’s good form, Gavaskar believes the GT captain and Rishabh Pant should beat at No. 5 and 6. Also Read – No Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja; Aakash Chopra picks India’s World Cup squad based on IPL 2022 show
“I think he will probably be placed at five or six years old. Imagine, if India has a Hardik Pandya and a Rishabh Pant at five or six years old. They can probably trade a bit – it will be an explosive 14-20 combination,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports. Also Read – IND vs SA: Indian team to meet in Delhi on June 5, South Africa team to arrive on June 2
“In six overs you can probably expect 100-120 runs. They are able to do that. So that’s going to be an exciting aspect. It’s something I’m looking forward to – Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya beat at five or six,” he added.
It was a memorable season for Hardik. He contributed with the bat and the ball. During his 2022 IPL campaign, Hardik amassed 487 points in 15 games with an average of 44.27 and a strike rate of 131.27. He also landed eight wickets at an economic rate of 7.28.
In the final, Hardik was also awarded man of the match for winning three wickets against Rajasthan and scoring 35 out of 33.