Regardless of how Thakur does, he should be in for rotation purposes. There's no point allowing the regular bowlers to break their backs on these lifeless roads. Are there any other medium pacers in the squad?
No trolling. Shardul can also go For 9 Overs 80+ type of spells that are main bowlers are going through but I have seen he has the knack of picking up wickets. He always picks up 1 or 2 wickets every game even though he is expensive. Honest trier in the field. Big fan of his batting. He can maybe not match Pandya with the bat but definitely can match Jadeja with his hitting ability.
Needs to be in the team as of yesterday. He will win you the next game.