Virender Sehwag says “If he clicks, he’ll make the match one-sided” in T20 World Cup

Virender Sehwag says “If he clicks, he’ll make the match one-sided” in T20 World Cup. Sehwag has named Pandya as his ‘first pick’ for Sunday’s India-Pakistan clash. Sehwag said that irrespective of his bowling fitness. Pandya possesses the ability to make the match ‘one-sided’. In the T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan and India will face off in Dubai. Hardik Pandya hasn’t bowled in a match yet. Since India’s earlier this year tour of Sri Lanka. His inability to contribute as an all-rounder is also a concern. He’s even prompted India’s top-order hitters to ask questions. Virat Kohli is expected to contribute a few overs.

Sehwag admitted that some overs from Hardik Pandya. It would be the icing on the cake. But he also contended that Hardik should keep his place as long as he’s in great batting shape.

“He’ll be on my team. The kind of batter he is, if he clicks, he’ll make the match one-sided, and finish it. He has the ability, which he has shown many times. Yes, if he was bowling fit, that would have been the icing on the cake,” Sehwag said.

Virender Sehwag says "If he clicks, he'll make the match one-sided" in T20 World Cup

Virender Sehwag

“You should go with five bowlers plus if Hardik Pandya or someone else from the top-order bowls a few overs, it’ll be the perfect team for me… His batting is surely a concern. If he’s not in form or not batting well in the nets, then you can maybe see another batter, otherwise, he’ll be my first pick,” Sehwag added.

Lastly, last time India and Pakistan met the 2019 World Cup in England. Moreover, Hardik Pandya contributed 26 off 19 in India’s total of 336-5. He bowled eight overs, picking up the deciding wickets of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik. Kohli in a press conference on Saturday and spoke on similar lines about Hardik. He called Pandya an impact player who should be backed as a pure batter. Virat Kohli added that the all-rounder might return to bowling a few overs. At a ‘certain stage’ in the competition.

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