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CWC 2019: Hardik can do a Yuvi of 2011, says McGrath


Former Australian legendary fast bowler Glenn McGrath who has been closely following the cricket singled out the stand out player for India in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. According to Glenn McGrath, Hardik Pandya has all the ingredients to be the stand out player for the Men in Blue in the ongoing marquee event.

CWC 2019: Hardik can do a Yuvi of 2011 says McGrath
Hardik Pandya can do a Yuvraj Singh of 2011 World Cup says, McGrath.

McGrath even added that Hardik Pandya can make a huge difference just like how Yuvraj Singh did in the 2011 ICC ODI World Cup tournament.

Yuvraj was branded as the player of the tournament in 2011 when he proved that he is worth its weight in gold with the bat and ball to steer India win the title for the second time after 28 years.

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When asked if India would miss a productive player like Yuvraj Singh who ignited the firepower as a viable finisher in 2011, McGrath said Hardik Pandya is one who can perform that role and bridge the gap.

DK can be a good finisher too: McGrath

Besides Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik can also be a good finisher according to McGrath.

“Pandya can play that role. DK (Dinesh Karthik) is a good finisher too. I think they have got the team to do well,” he added.

Speaking about India’s bowling attack, McGrath rates Jasprit Bumrah really high at the World Cup.

“Their bowling attack.. with Jasprit Bumrah who is up there with the best ODI bowlers in the world. The lengths he bowls and bowls quality yorkers. He is a really good finisher. They have got the team to perform really well in this World Cup. Have to see how they go in the English conditions,” said McGrath.

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