Srikkanth not happy with Rohit, Dhoni and Pandya’s performance
By Sandy - Feb 13, 2018 10:43 am
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Despite India have a convincing 1-3 lead in the six-match ODI series against the hosts South Africa, some important batsmen failed to perform up to their mark. Former Indian skipper and former chairman of the selection committee, Krishnamachari Srikkanth expressed that he is concerned about Rohit Sharma’s batting form while MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya’s recent poor batting strike rate and consistency not made him happy.

Krishnamachari Srikkanth

According to the Times of India, Srikkanth said, “The form of Rohit Sharma is a big concern and so is the strike rate and consistency of Dhoni and Pandya. Rohit is too good a player in this format to be missing out, especially in proper batting conditions.”

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In the ongoing South Africa tour, Rohit Sharma has a disappointing performance with the bat. After scoring only 78 runs (average 19.50) in the first two Test of the three-match Test series, Rohit Sharma has scored only 40 runs (average 10) in the ongoing ODI series. In the first four ODIs, Rohit scored 20, 15, 0 and 5 runs.

On the other hand, Srikkanth also said that Dhoni and Pandya recently failed to take Indian team to a massive score. The former Indian all-rounder stated, “Dhoni failed to accelerate as he has in the recent past (in the fourth ODI). The former captain and Hardik Pandya could not have hoped for a more solid platform to launch an attack and get India to a massive score.”

MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya
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Srikkanth also praised Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s performance. While in the Test series, Kohli scored 286 runs with the 47.66 average, the right-handed batsman has provided a dominating 393 runs (average 196.50) in the ongoing ODI series. Kris said, “This series has so far been all about Virat Kohli and one significant partnership with him in the middle (last three with Shikhar Dhawan). Once you take those numbers out, there is little else to show.”

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Srikkanth is also not happy with the constantly changing batting order. He said, “Constant chopping and changing of personnel and the batting order is not helping the team’s cause either.”