In the T20I series as well as the first ODI game, India looked open to test new players. Moreover, Krunal Pandya continued to get more chances as the men in blue rested their preferred duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal from the shortest format of the game.
Playing all the 3 games of the series, Pandya claimed 3 wickets and scored crucial 32 runs to help India record a clean-sweep in T20Is. All this moved former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman who wants to see Pandya getting a chance in 50-over cricket. The 44-year old argued that the skillful all-rounder is an extremely intelligent player who can provide a lot of balance by occupying the No. 6 position in India’s ODI unit.
“The older Pandya is street-smart and canny, capable of thinking on his feet. I would really like to see him getting a go in the 50-over cricket because I think he offers enough utility both with bat and ball to get slotted in at No. 6,” said by Hyderabad born as he raised voice for Krunal Pandya.