He batted at number five in the second ODI against England, behind Rishabh Pant, who came in at number four. The number four position seems ideal, at the moment, for Yadav, so that he can come earlier and stop a potential collapse after losing two wickets.
Hardik’s control with swing has been impressive over the tour. He has added an effective and sharp bouncer into his arsenal, making him a very effective pacer in this condition. Skipper Rohit Sharma must consider handing more overs to the Indian all-rounder in Manchester.
Krishna conceded 26 runs in five overs at The Oval and 53 runs in eight overs at Lord’s. With Shardul waiting in the ranks, he might be given the thumbs up to start on Sunday over Krishna.