‘Krunal cannot bowl 10 overs’: Cricket legend opines about Pandya Senior

Crew India all-rounder Krunal Pandya may need earned reward from the cricketing fraternity for his scintillating ODI debut, however his poor bowling efficiency within the second ODI in opposition to England has pressured cricket legend VVS Laxman to criticize him and query the bowling skills of the elder brother of India all-rounder Hardik Pandya.

Notably, Krunal, who smashed unbeaten 58 off 31 balls within the first ODI in opposition to England, leaked 72 runs in simply 6 overs within the second ODI which India misplaced by 6 wickets.

Given Krunal’s flop present with the ball, Laxman stated that the Baroda cricketer shouldn’t be an everyday 10-over bowler, particularly on a flat pitch.

“Might India have achieved something completely different? I perceive workload administration is essential, but when India can’t get even 3-Four overs out of Hardik, then they need to relook at their mixture as a result of I’m not satisfied Krunal Pandya is an everyday 10-over bowler, particularly on a flat pitch. Virat maybe would have been higher off mixing issues up and getting in a pacer, even when it meant going in opposition to his plans. The spinners have been unidimensional of their angles, strains and lengths,” Laxman wrote in his column for The Occasions of India.

Laxman shocked with Hardik Pandya not bowling

Earlier in a TV present, Laxman had stated that he was ‘shocked’ to not see Hardik Pandya bowl within the 2nd ODI in opposition to England in Pune and added that India captain Virat Kohli ‘missed a trick’.

India bowlers have been taken to cleaners by the England batsman on Friday. Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy have been of their components as they made a mockery of the 337-run chase.

Bairstow slammed 124 and Stokes scored blistering 99 as England chased down the difficult goal in simply 44.Three overs with six wickets nonetheless within the financial institution within the second ODI.

Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya and Shardul Thakur continued to leak runs however India nonetheless didn’t decide to make use of their sixth bowling motion in Hardik Pandya and talking on the identical, Laxman stated, “I used to be little shocked why Hardik Pandya didn’t bowl. As a result of you already know Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya have been beneath strain from each the batsmen from each ends. You wished to interrupt that monotony. That is why I used to be shocked he was not even given 4-5overs. I do know you will need to handle his workload, however profitable this match is as essential as managing his workload.”

“It undoubtedly does (not having the sixth bowler for India made a distinction). As a result of it’s a must to break the sample. You’ll be able to’t all the time return to Shardul, or Prasidh, or Bhuvneshwar. And everytime you have been going again to Kuldeep or Krunal, the England batsmen have been going hammer and tongs.

“So, that is the place you want a sixth bowler. And he (Hardik) bowled so nicely within the sixth over. He was not solely proscribing runs, he was choosing wickets. He gave away 16 runs and picked two wickets. I used to be somewhat shocked Virat didn’t combine round his bowlers. And he stored giving the ball to Kuldeep, who regarded low on confidence. It’s one thing India ought to take into consideration for Sunday,” the previous India cricketer added.