Shardul Thakur Supremacy

Shardul Thakur Has Snatched Hardik Pandya’s Place As An All-Rounder In Test Team

Shardul Thakur Supremacy

Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg believes that Shardul Thakur has captured the all-rounder spot in India’s playing XI in Tests

Shardul Thakur Supremacy

especially in overseas games. He noted that the team will not miss the services of Hardik Pandya, who has been out of the Test squad for a substantial period of time now.

Shardul Thakur Supremacy

Hardik Pandya’s last appearance in Test cricket was during the 2018 tour of England

How Thakur is taking over

Ever since he has been battling a lower-back injury which has been an obstacle for him to bowl long spells in particular.

How Thakur is taking over

Shardul Thakur has performed in almost all of his Test match appearances so far

How Thakur is taking over

Hogg feels Thakur provides more than Pandya with the ball for India in terms of movement and consistency in line and length

How Thakur is taking over

He believes the only time Thakur might not feature in the playing XI would be when conditions favor spinners.