Team India is blessed to have an all-rounder of the quality of Hardik Pandya available in the ranks. Especially in white-ball cricket. However, since his comeback post back surgery, Hardik has played as a specialist batsman. This has forced the team to rejig the balance, with someone like Ravindra Jadeja given the opportunity.
The new selection panel led by chairman Chetan Sharma will hope that while Hardik regains his bowling fitness, Jadeja makes his chances count. If that isn’t the case, Sharma and the fellow selectors will have to spread the net wider and look for utility options to fill the void.
Five All Rounders Who Can Represent Team India Soon Under The New Selection Committee:
5. Rahul Tewatia
Tewatia was the biggest positive to have come out of an otherwise disappointing Rajasthan Royals (RR) campaign in IPL 2020. The Haryana cricketer jumped to fame with an outstanding turnaround against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). He hit pacer Sheldon Cottrell for five consecutive sixes and took RR to victory in Sharjah from the jaws of defeat.
Overall, the left-hand batsman scored 255 runs at a strike-rate of 139.34. As a leg-spinner, Tewatia took 10 wickets while delivering his overs at an economy of only 7.08. The 27-year-old can gain prominence within the Indian team set-up if he has another fruitful IPL season for Royals this year.