Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur

Variations are essential in white-ball cricket, says Shardul Thakur

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Indian pacers Shardul Thakur and Bhuvneshwar Kumar did exceptionally well in India’s 2-1 ODI series win.

Both the pace bowlers have played important parts for India as they successfully beat England by seven runs in the decider and the last ODI and win the ODI series 2-1 convincingly. While Shardul Thakur picked up four wickets in 10 overs, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets.

Moreover, Shardul Thakur did well with the bat too where he has smashed a quickfire 21-ball 30 to help India put up a decent competitive total against a strong England batting attack.

“When I came to bowl 3 wickets had already gone, Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler seemed like they were in good form. I tried to take their wickets because they bat very deep. It is essential to bring in the variations in white-ball cricket. I try to bring in the cutters, slower-ball bouncers, etc to outfox the batsmen.

“I try to bring in the cutters, slower-ball bouncers, etc to outfox the batsmen” – Shardul Thakur

Team India
Team India

We knew the batting lineup is strong and they will punish us if we don’t bowl well. Especially with this team,” Shardul Thakur said to BhuvneshwarKumar in a candid chat after India’s nail-biting win over England.

On the other hand, when Bhuvneshwar Kumar was asked if he is still thinking about coming back to Tests, he replied: “Of course, red-ball cricket is on my radar. I will prepare to keep the red ball in mind. Although what kind of team will be selected for Test matches is an entirely different scenario.”

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“My workload management and training during IPL will be keeping the red ball in mind because I know there’s a lot of Tests ahead and my priority still is Test cricket. So from my end, I will do everything to get ready for the Test series,” the pace-spearhead said during the virtual conference after India thrashed England by seven runs and eventually clinched the three-match ODI series 2-1 in Pune on March 28.

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