Hardika Pandya India vs South Africa: T20 series will be played between India and South Africa from Wednesday. Hardik Pandya is not a part of Team India for this three-match series. They have been given rest. Former Indian player Wasim Jaffer has reacted to this. Jaffer says that Pandya’s absence in the team can cause problems for India. He was also playing the role of the fifth bowler in Team India.
Talking to ESPN Cricinfo, Jaffer referred to Hardik Pandya and Deepak Hooda and said, “The absence of Hardik Pandya in this series can cause problems. We don’t have Deepak Hooda. This can be a matter of tension for Rohit Sharma.
Jaffer praised Arshdeep Singh. He said, Team India should make Arshdeep Singh a part of the playing XI for the first T20, because there is a problem in the death overs. Arshdeep’s arrival can help Harshal Patel to bowl in the middle overs. We all know that Arshdeep can bowl well in the death overs.
Significantly, Hardik is the best bowler of Team India. He was part of the three-match series against Australia. But he has been rested before the T20 World Cup 2022. Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh and Harshal Patel are part of the team for the series between India and South Africa. Mohammed Shami is not a part of this series due to Kovid 19. So Umesh Yadav has been given a chance in his place.