Former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener added that Hardik Pandya can be more consistent with the ball for India in limited-overs cricket to become more dependable as well. Klusener feels Pandya being consistent will help him complete his full quota of overs in both T20 and 50-over cricket as well.
Speaking to News 18, Lance Klusener added: “Look, I think Hardik is a fantastic player. I don’t have any reservations certainly with the bat and the way he plays is amazing. Possibly just squeezing out a little bit more performance with the ball a little bit more consistent performance, where he can be kind of penciled in for his quota of overs in all forms of white ball cricket. So, that can possibly be an area where if he nailed down and, you could get 10 overs out of him and you add that to where his batting is then he becomes one of the best or if not the best all-rounder in the world. So I guess that’s a small area of growth for him.”
However, Hardik Pandya, who strikes at 148.49 in T20I cricket, will be important to Team India’s chances in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. The veteran all-rounder was also part of India’s 2021 T20 World Cup squad but he failed to live up to the expectations. He also observed that Australia’s Cameron Green is also doing good.
“Is it Cameron Green from Australia as well? He is a fantastic cricketer from what I’ve seen of him he has been absolutely incredible and he’s just a young man finding his way, so he’s right up there as well and in a very, very short space of time. Ben Stokes is probably only leading that because of his experience and he’s been doing it for quite a long time. You add Hardik Pandya into that mix as well. It makes three that I can just think of quickly who are right up there. All as good as each other on their day, I guess,” Lance Klusener concluded.