Hardik Pandya said India could now field two more teams that could win any competition in the world. Pandya’s words came minutes after India presented the debuts to five cricketers in the third and final ODI at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday.
“I think we can pick two more teams and win any competition in the world,” Hardik told the TV host.
After closing the three-league streak on Tuesday, five rookies – aggressive lefty with bat Nitish Rana, Leggie. Rahul Chahar, left-handed pacer Chetan Sakaria, second player Kishnappa Gautam and goalkeeper Sanju Samson made their ODI debut.
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Chakhar and Samson have already played in T20 International for India, but played for the ODI national team on Friday.
The only time India had five ODI debutants was against Australia in December 1980 at the iconic Melbourne cricket stadium when the spinner Dilip Doshi, Kirti Azad, Roger BinneyStylish Mumbai batsman Sandeep Patil and Tirumalai Srinivasan debuted.
Left-handed batsman and wicket goalkeeper Ishan Kishan and Mumbai’s Suryakumar Yadav made their ODI debut in Game 1 at the same spot.
This article series has focused on the fitness and shape of Pandya bowling. In the ODI series, the Indian station wagon did not perform well. He won 9 ODIs in the first two ODIs and was fired for duck and 19 in the second and third ODIs.