T20 World Cup: India's big worry is not having an all-rounder, says Brad Haddin

Hardik Pandya's situation is concerning for India as they take on New Zealand in their second match of the T20 World Cup

By Web Desk
October 27, 2021
Brad Haddin. AFP/file

Former Australian cricketer Brad Haddin believes that India's main problem in the T20 World Cup is not having a proper all-rounder.

In the clash against Pakistan, India's playing XI included five bowlers and no all-rounder, as hard-hitter Pandya played as a batsman.

"Interesting problem they have is the sixth bowler. Hardik Pandya is not bowling. Now will they start to doubt what's been successful for them for a long period of time. Do they have to bring an all-rounder in to cover that sixth bowling option. So, they have got some decisions to make," Haddin said on Fox Cricket.

Hardik Pandya has been playing the role of a finisher for India. There were concerns regarding his form but Virat Kohli announced that he would play as a specialist number 6 against Pakistan.

India included Shardul Thakur in the squad for the T20 World Cup because of his bowling and his additional contribution with the bat. Due to fewer appearances in T20Is, he has not yet been included in the Playing XI.

India are going to play against New Zealand in an important match on Sunday.