3 Pakistan players who can fit into the current Indian team
The ‘Men in Blue’ do have a few loopholes in their line-up.
Updated - Feb 3, 2019 9:30 pm
The Indian ODI team is going through a fabulous phase. In the last 11 bilateral series, they have emerged victorious in 10 of them, losing only to the No. 1 ODI team, England. They have found players who have stepped up in different stages and taken the team home.
On the other hand, even though Pakistan are the No. 1 T20I team and have done exceedingly well in the shortest format, they haven’t had a great run in the 50-overs version since they won the Champions Trophy in 2017. However, there are a few players who have stood out with some excellent performances.
Hence, let’s look at players who could fit into the current Indian ODI team. The ‘Men in Blue’ do have a few loopholes in their line-up and some of the Pakistan players could be answers to their issues.
Here are 3 Pakistan players who can fit into the current Indian ODI team:
The Indian middle-order has not been in the best of forms for a while now. Despite the top-order laying the platform, India haven’t been able to really find that big flourish towards the end.
Shoaib Malik is one Pakistan player who has the ability to bat anywhere in the order. More importantly, he can play the role of a finisher. With MS Dhoni’s finishing skills on the wane, Malik can certainly fit into the side at No. 5 or 6. If the team loses early wickets, he can put his head down and rebuild. On the other hand, he can give that flourish towards the end and doesn’t need a lot of deliveries to get his eye in.
Hence, the current stand-in Pakistan skipper can be a good fit in the current Indian team.