India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey has heaped praise on Hardik Pandya for his bowling ability, saying that the all-rounder’s presence has provided the right balance to the Indian team. Pandya has turned out to be one of the most valuable assets in the Indian white-ball set-up after he regained his bowling fitness. He sustained a back injury a couple of years ago, but has since recovered and is now a key part of India’s bowling attack.
Paras Mhambrey is impressed with Pandya’s fitness and said that the management is closely monitoring his workload to make sure he remains fit for crucial matches. “I am very happy with the way Hardik has shaped up, something that we have worked on for a long time,” Mhambrey told reporters ahead of the clash against Bangladesh.
“We have been managing his workload, making sure that he is fit and able to achieve what we expect out of him. Once he hits 140 kmph he is a different bowler. From the team perspective it’s a wicket-taking option that we have,” added Mhambrey.
Paras Mhambrey also said the Indian team has undertaken the process of developing the bowling skills of some batsmen so that they have more options to choose from when needed. Tilak Varma features prominently in that scheme.
“I have been working with Tilak since his U-19 days. We were in South Africa and we realised he has bowling skills. We are working on it consistently. If the captain gets confidence that he can bowl one over and deliver, this one over can turn into two overs. But it depends on circumstances where we need that extra bowler,” he said.
Tilak Varma has not been able to find a place in the Asia Cup thus far, but he might get a place in the XI for the Bangladesh clash if India decides to rest players to manage their workload. Hardik Pandya’s bowling ability is a major boost for India, as it gives them more options to choose from and allows them to balance their team better. He is a genuine all-rounder, capable of scoring big runs and taking wickets. This makes him a valuable asset in any team.
Tilak Varma is a young and talented batsman, but he also has the potential to be a useful bowler. If he is able to develop his bowling skills further, it could give India even more options in the future.
Overall, Paras Mhambrey’s comments are a positive sign for India. It shows that the team is working on developing its bowling depth, which is something that has been lacking in recent years. The presence of Pandya and Varma in the team gives India more options to choose from, and this could be crucial in big matches.