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Will SDP (Hardik) get to play tests soon?

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32 minutes ago, vijaydude said:

I'm not convinced that Hardik has a compact defensive game. He's supreme at attacking, but can he dig in and play defence against quality, like Pant has shown that he can? 

 

 

 

He grinded pretty well in ENG and made almost made a 100 against Sa

 

 

32 minutes ago, vijaydude said:

 

There's also the issue of that Dhoni-esque bottom-hand of his. 

 

But this wud be mostly his problem , coz when it moves around all it takes one ball and someone with bottom hand grip will have more chances . Same was dhoni case but dhoni had a value and so does Pandya this . Both cant get in overseas purely as batsman but as value added players they can

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14 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

 

He grinded pretty well in ENG and made almost made a 100 against Sa

 

 

 

But this wud be mostly his problem , coz when it moves around all it takes one ball and someone with bottom hand grip will have more chances . Same was dhoni case but dhoni had a value and so does Pandya this . Both cant get in overseas purely as batsman but as value added players they can

Fair enough, but he has to bowl to warrant a place in those places - like Dhoni did with his other facets.

 

I see him as a direct successor to Dhoni's school of batting - perhaps with a slightly better range(?) - and much like Dhoni, while he can grind it out for a while, his game simply is more vulnerable against balls that don't spin. 

 

I'm a big fan nonetheless, and would be happy if he shows that as a batsman alone, he is good enough to play Tests everywhere!

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Ind should try to play 3 ARs in tests esp. overseas -> 1 batting AR, 1 WK AR & 1 bowling AR. Below could become a rough template in the mid term: 

 

#1-3: X (Mayank, Rohit, ...), Gill & Pujara

#4-5: Kohli & Y (Sundar, KL, Vihari, Rahane, ...) 

#6 Reserved for batting AR: SDP 

#7 WK AR: Pant 

#8 Reserved for bowling AR: Jadeja/Ashwin

#9 to 11 specialist bowlers per conditions: 3 pacers or 2 pacers + 1 spinner (Ashwin/Jadeja - if two spinners are needed)

 

 

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