Daniel Vettori
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Former New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori has reckoned that Harshal Patel can partner with Jasprit Bumrah at the back end of the innings to make the Indian bowling setup a lot stronger. Harshal Patel had a brilliant outing on his international debut at 30 years as he picked up a two-wicket haul and gave away just 25 runs.

Jasprit Bumrah has been India’s best bowler in the T20 World cup 2021, and he is always going to be effective at any stage of the game. Harshal Patel picked up heaps of wickets in the IPL 2021 UAE phase and showed his wicket-taking ability in his debut game for India.

Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel. Credits: BCCI

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Daniel Vettori Opines On Setting Up The Back Overs

Daniel Vettori reckoned that the backovers are going to be crucial in the shortest format, and Harshal will have a big role to play in alongside Bumrah at the back end. He added that it can give a different template for India in spanning out their 20 overs.

“The ability to set up the back overs is so important in T20 cricket. If Harshal Patel has that ability, we obviously know that Bumrah does, it brings a whole new dynamic to how you map out your 20 overs,” Daniel Vettori on ESPN Cricinfo.

Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli
Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

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“You May Have A Specialist At The Top – Daniel Vettori”

Daniel Vettori mentioned that if the back end of the overs is locked with Bumrah and Harshal, then there will be options to choose for the new ball. India has been using Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the top who hasn’t looked at his best in the T20 World cup 2021.

“Your first six overs can be more attacking. You may have a specialist at the top because you know you have got those overs locked away at the back. There are not many bowlers who can do it, and if India have two of Bumrah and Harshal, it sets them up for being such a formidable team,” he added.

Daniel Vettori
Daniel Vettori (Image Credit: Twitter)

Harshal Patel was rewarded the man of the match for his outstanding spell of bowling.

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