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ICC World Cup 2019, Hardik Pandya can play role Yuvraj Singh played in 2011: Says Glenn McGrath

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Glenn MacGrath on Monday said Hardik Pandya can be the stand out player for India in the ongoing World Cup and make the difference like Yuvraj Singh did in 2011 edition.

Yuvraj was named player of the tournament in 2011 when he shone with both bat and ball to help India win the title for the second time.

In IPL, Hardiak Pandya played a crucial role in Mumbai India, The all rounder was at his dominant best with he bat. There were also moments in the tournament when his bowling was impressive and this form should hold India in Good stage. When they take on South Africa in their opening match of World Cup 2019.

Asked if India would miss a player like Yuvraj Singh who provided the firepower as a finisher in 2011, McGrath said: Pandya can play that role. Dinesh Karthik is a good finisher too. I think they have got the team to do well, As per News18 reported.

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

Take a look at the numbers, Hardik Pandya has been an impact player for South Africa since the 2015 World Cup. For players who have faced more than 500 deliveries. He also ranks 2 in the list of best balls per sixes hit ratio among batsman who have smacked a minimum of 25 sixes in ODIs post 2015 World Cup.

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In England, Hardik Pandya played 5 innings and scored 147 runs (151.54 strike rate) with the average of 36.75.

ICC World Cup 2019, Hardik Pandya can play role Yuvraj Singh played in 2011: Says Glenn McGrath

Lance Klusener said on Hindustan Times in an exclusive interview, Pandya should play every game for India, He is that glue between the batting and bowling and can make a whole lot of different to the game.

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