Former India cricketer, Aakash Chopra has given his opinion on India’s pacer, Shardul Thakur after the ODI series.
He feels that Shardul can be the 4th seam option for India in the upcoming ODI World Cup.
Meanwhile, Shardul was the highest wicket-taker for India in this series as he took eight to his name.
Overall, he has picked up 52 wickets since the 2019 ODI World Cup which is the highest for an Indian bowler.
Additionally, he also has the knack of picking up crucial wickets and has put India in the driver’s seat most times.
Therefore, Chopra says that Shardul can fill in for the position of 4th seamer and has also surpassed Umran Malik.
You need to praise Lord Thakur a lot. Thakur has picked up the most wickets for India in ODIs since the 2019 World Cup. The good thing is that there is a place vacant for the World Cup. The question was who can be the fourth fast bowler after (Jasprit) Bumrah, (Mohammed) Shami, and (Mohammed) Siraj.
Adding further, he says,
It seems like Lord Thakur has become the answer to that question currently. Umran Malik has fallen behind in that list suddenly, although he might do well in the T20s and we start talking about him, but for now, it seems like Lord Thakur’s World Cup looks almost confirmed.
India clinch ODI series 2-1 after defeating the hosts by 200 runs
Meanwhile, talking about the 3rd ODI, India posted 351 on the board and asked West Indies to chase down 352.
In the second innings, Mukesh Kumar sent the top three Windies batters and after him, Shardul picked up four wickets and gave away only 37 runs in 6.3 overs.
On the other hand, Kuldeep Yadav picked two, and Jaydev Unadkat picked one wicket respectively.
West Indies were skittled for 151 and India won the game by 200 runs and sealed the series 2-1.
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