India’s 6th bowling option
Right-handed batsman Deepak Hooda is seen in India, who can do part time off-spin along with being a proper batsman. Although part time bowling is not a permanent option for any team, but looking at the team’s combination in the T20 World Cup, Deepak Hooda can definitely make some impact by bowling a couple of overs as the sixth bowler. Former India fast bowler Irfan Pathan also feels that Deepak Hooda should play from the beginning in the upcoming World Cup.
Last year the team did not have a sixth bowling option.
Irfan wanted to see Deepak join the team of T20 World Cup from the very beginning. This player is rich in tremendous talent. There is no doubt about it. Pathan says that the team did not have a sixth bowling option last year, but this time Hooda does that work. Talking to Star Sports, Pathan said, I think Deepak Hooda should play first as he is the sixth bowling option. The sixth bowling option gave you trouble in the last World Cup. The team may have the option to play Deepak Hooda or a left-hander in the middle order but I think Deepak Hooda has some reason to make a place in the team.
If the team has to feed a left hander then ..
The former fast bowler also congratulated Hooda on Twitter. Pathan had said that many congratulations to all the players who made it to the Indian team of T20 World Cup. It is a great honour. This is a tremendous turnaround for Deepak Hooda. you did well.
Pathan feels that if the team has to play a left hander, then Rishabh Pant should play in place of Axar Patel. Pathan says if you are thinking from this angle in the team that there should be a left batter then give chance to Pant in place of Patel. Even if you are looking at the spin option, I think Ashwin will play with Chahal.
Named Ashwin on the ideal option of number eight
The 37-year-old Pathan says Ravichandran Ashwin could be India’s number eight ideal option in the T20 World Cup as he has shown his batting skills in recent times. Pathan says, Ashwin has improved his batting a lot and his economy rate has also been below eight throughout the year. He has shown his power hitting ability and has improved. So while playing attacking cricket, I think he can be an option for number eight.