The former Indian cricketer’s opinion of Shardul Thakur’s selection to the team for the Cricket World Cup 2023 was intriguing.
Fast bowler Shardul Thakur, according to former Indian cricket team batsman Robin Uthappa, may cause the Rohit Sharma-led team some trouble at the Cricket World Cup in 2023. The two cricketers were partners for the Chennai Super Kings squad in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and Uthappa noted that despite Shardul’s track record of taking wickets, he is prone to having a high economy rate. With Mohammed Siraj or Mohammed Shami potentially being replaced by Shardul because to his superior batting abilities, Shardul will be a significant asset for India in the Cricket World Cup. Shardul has a penchant for getting wickets, according to Uthappa, but he also needs to be careful to stop runs.
“Shardul Thakur might cause Team India problems. He is a good bowler who gets wickets, but he also gives up a lot of runs. He may be quite pricey. He needs to be aware of it, according to Uthappa, who posted the statement on his YouTube account.
“He is someone who will always take wickets, but when he doesn’t, he starts to seem a little pricey. He was affectionately known as the golden arm in CSK. For the Indian team, I have no doubt that his job will be very similar,” he continued.
In the event that Axar Patel is forced to withdraw due to injury, Uthappa also supported the inclusion of Ravichandran Ashwin in India’s World Cup squad. He gushed over the seasoned spinner and claimed that he can pose a serious threat.
“It appears that Ashwin will be selected first if India does not select Axar Patel. He will be a highly dangerous bowler because of his expertise in India. He was given an unusual opportunity, and as a talented player, he takes advantage of these circumstances to give his greatest performances. Ashwin has performed incredibly well, from being left off the World Cup roster to tricking hitters in the Australia series.