Manish Pandey ready to bat in any position for India
Manish Pandey has struggled to cement his place in the Indian team
Updated - Mar 27, 2018 1:56 pm
There’s no doubt regarding Manish Pandey’s attributes with the willow. However, inconsistent performances have marred his career owing to which he has struggled to find his feet in international cricket. Nevertheless, the cricketer has somehow managed to stay in contention for a berth in the Indian team. The Karnataka batsman mostly bats in the middle-order.
India has been facing issues with their middle order for the middle order, especially the number four and five batsmen. While Pandey has done reasonably, he hasn’t quite cemented his place in the side. The Karnataka batsman recently talked about his challenges and role in the Indian lineup in a recent interaction with the media.
“Whatever position the team requires”- Pandey
“When you bat at No. 4 in ODIs, on many occasions you get about 30-35 overs in the middle. At No.5 it is around 20-25 and if you come lower down, the time in the middle is very less. It is a challenge to adjust and move in that fashion. That said, I will bat at whatever position the team requires me to. I just go out there and do what I’m expected to” Pandey was quoted as saying by CricBuzz in an exclusive interview.
Manish Pandey had been bagged for a whopping 11 crores by the Sunrisers Hyderabad and he was the second highest grosser by an Indian in the recently concluded auction of the Indian Premier League. He played for the Kolkata Knight Riders for few seasons before shifting to the new franchise. The right-handed batsman also spoke about rubbing shoulders with the enigmatic VVS Laxman in his upcoming stint with the team.
It was an inevitable change. I am looking forward to playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad because it is a good team with good people. I think it will be nice to learn something new from a different franchise. I’m looking forward to working with (VVS) Laxman bhai. He has been helping a lot of players, so I see this as a good opportunity to go and learn from him” he added.