Shardul Thakur might be the third seamer that India needs in their ODI playing XI: Wasim Jaffer

The experienced Wasim Jaffer is confident that Shardul Thakur is the best option to fill that role, and he could be the missing piece in India's ODI puzzle.


All-rounder Shardul Thakur has been making waves in the Indian cricket team, and former India opener Wasim Jaffer believes he may be the No.1 choice for the third seamer in ODIs.

Shardul Thakur

Thakur was named Player of the Match in the Indore ODI for his all-round performances, contributing 25 runs and taking 3 wickets. Jaffer also mentioned that when Deepak Chahar returns from injury, he will also be a contender for the role.

Jaffer praises Thakur’s ability to pick up big wickets and his variations in bowling, calling him a hard-working man and someone with a big heart. He also points out that Thakur’s batting ability, specifically at the No.8 position, is vital for the team.

With 6 wickets in the series and a crucial contribution in the Indore ODI, Thakur’s performance is making him a strong contender for the third seamer spot in the Indian side, ahead of the forthcoming ODI World Cup 2023.

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