Wasim Jaffer Makes Huge Statement About Young All- Rounder’s T20 World Cup Chances in 2022. Venkatesh Iyer has a better chance of making the 2022 T20 World Cup squad than Hardik Pandya, according to Jaffer.
Wasim Jaffer, a former Team India cricketer, has made a big statement about all-rounder. Venkatesh Iyer after the youngster made a big impact with the bat in the finisher’s role. During the recently concluded T20I series against West Indies. In a candid short chat with ESPNcricinfo. Jaffer explained how Venkatesh Iyer’s all-round abilities, and recent performances have put him “ahead” of Hardik Pandya in the race for the coveted all-spot rounder’s in the squad for the 2022 T20 World Cup later this year. Jaffer agreed that Iyer’s bowling gives him a “edge” and makes him a “real contender now.”
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Wasim Jaffer Makes Huge Statement T20 World Cup Chances in 2022
“I’m surprised at how well he’s doing as a number six batter. We’ve seen him as an opener, but to come out and adapt at number six and finish games is incredible. Plus, the way he has bowled and taken a couple of key wickets gives him an advantage going into the World Cup, and I believe he is a genuine contender now “Jaffer stated.
Venkatesh finished the recently concluded three-match T20I series against West Indies as India’s second highest run-getter with 92 runs at a brilliant strike-rate of 184. In the T20I series, he was also India’s fourth best bowler, with two wickets at an impressive average of 13.50.
Jaffer went on to say that the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 could be crucial for Hardik Pandya’s return to the national team as an all-rounder.
“I believe he [Venkatesh Iyer] is slightly ahead at this point because you don’t know if Hardik Pandya is bowling now, how fit he is… Obviously, Pandya’s performance in the IPL will be crucial. But, at this point, I believe Iyer is clearly ahead of Pandya “Jaffer expressed his thoughts.