Former England National Cricket Team player Tim Bresnan believes that the star India National Cricket Team all-rounder Hardik Pandya will have to mature a bit more to become a top-class player.
During an interaction with the PTI, former English cricketer Bresnan said that a fast-bowling all-rounder is a very crucial player to have in the playing XI. He added that the job of a fast-bowling all-rounder is “quite demanding physically”.
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“Definitely, a pace bowling all-rounder is quite crucial, it balances your team, it gives you two cricketers in one,” the 37-year-old Bresnan, who is representing LNJ Bhilwara Kings in the second edition of Legends League Cricket, told PTI in an interaction.
“It’s a tough position to play because you are always involved in the game, so it’s quite demanding physically. Fast bowling all-rounders are worth the weight in gold.
“Hardik is really good on the field as well, he’s a very good athlete. He’s got to mature a bit more, then he is going to be a top, top player,” Bresnan, who called it quits after playing for 20 years, added.
While talking about the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Bresnan said that England, Australia and New Zealand are the three favourites to win the title. He stated:
“You can’t discount India ever… But I think England, Australia and New Zealand probably are the three favourites. But India and Pakistan have the same chance and Sri Lanka have done really well in the Asia Cup, so you never know, whoever brings on the day.”
Meanwhile, Bresnan feels that the premier Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who will be soon returning to action after missing the Asia Cup 2022 due to a back injury, has “got too much quality to be rusty”.
“He’s got genuine pace, he’s got too much quality to be rusty. He is too professional, I think he would be fine for the World Cup,” he said.
We’ve got all departments covered – Tim Bresnan on England’s T20 WC Squad
While talking about England’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 squad, Bresnan said that they have got all departments covered.
“We have got a really good batting lineup. If we can keep the seamers fit that will be key for the English team. We’ve got all departments covered.”
Former English cricketer further labelled James Anderson and Stuart Broad as the best bowling duo in Tests in the world.
“I think they are the best attack at the moment, probably in all conditions as well… They are coming on the back of a really good series against New Zealand, the one-off Test against India, and a really good series against South Africa.
“They managed to come out on top. It (against SA) was a series where bowling attacks were dominated, that’s always the same in English conditions. They came out on top so you got to say they are the best,” he said.
“Hopefully Jimmy (Anderson) plays for as long as he wants. Broad is just getting better and better. He’s four years behind Jimmy in terms of age. They will be allowed to decide when it’s enough.”
Bresnan is also excited to get back to the field after about a year.
“I can’t wait for it. It’s good to be playing in front of the Indian fans again. It’s a special place to play cricket, there is so much engagement and love for the game here. It’s infectious,” Bresnan added.
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