“I wish to see more of Deepak Hooda” – Pragyan Ojha
By SMCS - Jul 21, 2022 12:27 pm
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Former India player Pragyan Ojha expects to see swashbuckling batter Deepak Hooda getting more chances in the upcoming three-match ODI series against the West Indies. However, Hooda recently became the fourth Indian player to record a T20I hundred and has been consistent with his displays at No.3 so far as well. Notably, he made his ODI debut earlier this year against West Indies in Ahmedabad. After a couple of promising displays in the 3-0 series win, he continued his fine form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 also to earn a place in the Indian squad as well.

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Ojha said on Cricbuzz: “I wish to see more of Deepak Hooda, because he has shown a lot of promise. He has overcome a lot of hurdles in domestic cricket and made his place in the Indian team. I am curious to see how he performs”

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Along with Hooda, Pragyan Ojha also named Suryakumar Yadav as the player to watch out for. The swashbuckling right-handed batter has been in great form of late and has arguably sealed his place in the middle order as well. Ojha added: “Suryakumar Yadav is a little senior, but he is still making his place in the team, I want to see how these two players do in this series.”

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav played a flamboyant knock

He had an eventful tour of England and he amassed 215 runs across five innings, which includes his maiden T20I hundred as well. Meanwhile, a second-string squad will take on West Indies in the three-match ODI series where Shikhar Dhawan will lead and Ravindra Jadeja will play as the deputy.

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“Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda and Arshdeep Singh are the players I want to see being given an opportunity in the series. I have been impressed with Arshdeep’s bowling, not only skill, but also the temperament with which he bowls. He has bowled well in slog overs in high-pressure matches. It would be interesting to see what mark he leaves if he is given a match to play,” Pragyan Ojha concluded.