Hardik Pandya or Ben Stokes, former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg presented his view on the ongoing debate on who between the two surpasses each other as an all-rounder.
Pandya is the starlet of team India who, with a meritorious job as an all-rounder, has played an important role in achieving victory on several occasions for the side. While England’s Ben Stokes is a tough player to beat who barely fails to impress when it comes to his performance in the game. Both the players are on par with each other when it comes to the importance of their roles in the team’s matches.
While Ben Stokes is a senior player, Hardik Pandya has also accomplished himself as a reliable man for the Men in Blue in all the formats.
On being questioned as to who he favors between the two, Hogg put forth his answer in support of the more experienced and senior English player citing his own reasons for the same. “I have to go with the Englishman on this one. Hardik has potential but he hasn’t played enough international cricket to challenge Stokes as the all-rounder for my World XI”.
Ben Stokes helped his team in lifting the ICC World Cup of 2019 by playing the first-rated game in the finale match against New Zealand.
Notably, both the all-rounders have been notable contributors for their respective sides and in the Indian Premier League Hardik Pandya plays for the Mumbai Indians while Stokes plays for the Rajasthan Royals.