- Enhanced all-rounders in the team
Since making his test debut in 2017, Hardik Pandya has been decent enough with the bat also. He has scored 1 half century and 1 century. Now the big question arises if the team management decides to play him as the 5th bowler, he must give Virat Kohli 10 to 15 overs a day and also take important wickets. Against top quality pace attack, Hardik Pandya must adapt to the pace and bounce of the pitch. In 2017 bowlers like Ashwin, Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have also been contributing with the bat.
Hardik Pandya and others give the most needed balance to Indian team who can bowl to trouble the South African batsmen and also contribute with the bat.