Ian Chappell Questions Star Allrounder’s Absence From Red Ball Cricket


Team India has come under a lot of criticism after losing the third Test against Australia at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. India has been defeated by 9 wickets in this match Team India’s flop batting has become the biggest reason for defeat in this match.

Former Australian veteran Ian Chappell also made controversial statements about the Indian team Ian Chappell said he did not like the Indian management’s decision to keep Hardik Pandya out of Test matches. According to him, Hardik’s presence can bring more balance to India’s bowling department.

“I don’t understand why Hardik Pandya isn’t in the Indian team. People keep telling me he can’t bowl this much.

“But again, are you listening to the medical people or having a chat with the cricket people? If Pandya wants to play, he should be in the Indian side. He’s a good batsman, he bowls decently, he is a damn good fielder,” Chappell told ESPNCricinfo.

“To find the right balance, Australia needed Cameron Green in there. And India needs Hardik Pandya,” Chappell further said.

However, Hardik Pandya has not played Test cricket for the last four years. In the 11 Test matches played, Hardik Pandya has collected 532 runs for India including 4 fifties & 1 century and has taken 17 wickets. However, Hardik is currently playing only in the limited-overs format after recovering from a long-term back-injury.


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