India have begun their matches against Australia, and things are not going well for the boys in blue. In the first two Ind Vs Aus matches, the boys lost the first two matches against Australia, leaving the Indian fans disappointed and worried for the future. While many have criticised and picked out flaws in the current Indian squad, former England captain Michael Vaughan also weighed in.
Speaking in a video chat on Cricbuzz, Vaughan said India will take a hit since allrounder Hardik Pandya can’t bowl. Vaughan also said that India lack depth in batting and hence, it would be tough for them to a World Cup with this team.
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“For India’s ODI team, the biggest concern for me, if I was a selector, or in the management, would be lack of 6th bowling option. They need at least 6 or 7 – and the lack of depth in this batting line-up,” Vaughan said.
“I know we are a long way off from the World Cup, but I just don’t see this formation winning the World Cup. With 5 or 6 bowling options, and 7 batsmen and then you are down to your bowlers.
“You think the IPL has been around for so many years, the selectors would have figured out players who could fill that role – whether it’s couple of players in the top six who can bowl, or an allrounder. When Hardik starts bowling, they will have that bowler,” he further said.
“But once they start looking at the structure of the team to give themselves an even better chance of winning the World Cup in Indian conditions – because I don’t see, as we see, the formation they have right now, winning the World Cup,” he explained.