VVS Laxman suggests Rishabh Pant to compliment Hardik Pandya as the finisher for the 2021 T20 World Cup

This year is crucial for Indian cricket team as lot of things are at stake at the moment for them starting with Inaugural world Test Championship final which is scheduled in the month of June.

But for that Kohli and company have to beat England in the remaining three match Test series by 2-0 or 2-1 to seal the spot of other finalist who will be locking horns against New Zealand who have already qualified for the final.

India will also be hosting 2021 T20 World Cup this year where they will be certainly favorites to lift the title.  In recent interaction former Indian middle-order batsman, VVS Laxman talked about some key aspects that the Indian team needs to focus in order to mark an impact on the upcoming mega event.

Though India has settled T20 side where less places to experiment but according to Laxman a player like Pant should be included in the shortest format of the game as a finisher and should complement Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja for the upcoming tournament.

“As far as the T20 World Cup is concerned, the balance of the squad is very very important. There are two areas where India really requires firepower. Number one is the finisher. We depend overly on Hardik Pandya. Apart from Hardik Pandya, I don’t see anyone else who can play that finisher’s role,” said VVS Laxman during Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected. 

Laxman also pointed out that the team management also needs to fix the death bowler before heading into T20 Tournament and someone like T Natarajan can be handy who can compliment Bumrah and Shami on the other end.

“And in the bowling department, who along with Bumrah can bowl those death overs. We have got options in Natarajan or Bhuvneshwar Kumar. But that is one area in the bowling department which Virat Kohli requires to address,” concluded the former Indian batsman.