IND vs SL 2021: “It won’t solve your problem at all” – Aakash Chopra on Manish Pandey being made to bat up the order


Aakash Chopra has opined that Manish Pandey must be performed within the center order within the ODI collection towards Sri Lanka and never larger up the order.

Manish Pandey has had intermittent stints with Workforce India on the worldwide degree. He has performed simply 26 ODIs and 39 T20Is after having made his debut approach again in 2015.

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra acknowledged that Manish Pandey has given his finest within the IPL up the order. Nonetheless, the reputed commentator feels which may not be the fitting spot for the Karnataka batsman within the Sri Lanka collection. He stated:

“When he [Pandey] performs for his staff within the IPL, he bats up the order, he does nicely there however if you transfer him down the order, his performances go pale. You possibly can take into consideration batting him up the order, he may rating runs there as nicely however then it will not clear up your drawback in any respect.”

Chopra highlighted that Workforce India has higher top-order batting choices than Manish Pandey. He elaborated:

“You’ve extra thrilling choices than him to bat up the order, whether or not it’s Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan – you may have loads of choices. You do not have too many locations within the prime order within the first staff as nicely.”

Workforce India is prone to open with Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan, with Suryakumar Yadav nearly sure to bat at No. 3. Manish Pandey can solely get to bat at No. 4 or decrease in such a situation, if he’s included within the enjoying XI.

“You must play Manish Pandey you probably have picked him” – Aakash Chopra

Manish Pandey is one of the most experienced players in India
Manish Pandey is without doubt one of the most skilled gamers in India’s squad for the Sri Lanka collection

Whereas acknowledging that Suryakumar Yadav is nearly a sure-shot decide in India’s enjoying XI, Aakash Chopra feels Manish Pandey’s expertise ought to earn him a spot within the center order.

“Within the middle-order you’ll positively play SKY, there is no such thing as a doubt about that. You must play Manish Pandey you probably have picked him. You do not make him bat within the prime three as a result of a spot may be created solely down the order.”

The previous India cricketer signed off by stating that Manish Pandey can play the finisher’s position alongside Hardik Pandya.

“If he is ready to make or break down the order, nice but when it would not occur, no drawback. You possibly can see what occurs by batting him at No.5, you may maintain Manish Pandey and Hardik Pandya collectively at No.5 and No.6.”

With loads of younger and proficient cricketers within the reckoning for a spot in India’s limited-overs facet, the Sri Lanka tour may simply be the ultimate alternative for Manish Pandey to maintain himself within the combine.


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