India vs England 2021: India’s predicted XI for ODI series

8. Shardul Thakur

Indian pacer Shardul Thakur

Another Mumbaikar, Shardul Thakur has been really impressive with both bat and ball. He has given us a glimpse in the last month of what he possesses as a player. He is well known for his death bowling and is more than a handy batsman down the order.

Shardul made his ODI debut back in 2017 against Sri Lanka but hasn’t played much ODI cricket. He has played only 12 matches in which he doesn’t have much to boast about. But with the backing of the captain and the management, Thakur can be India’s yet another fast-bowling all-rounder in the future.


Shardul performed decently well in the recently concluded T20I series and in all likelihood will be seen in the ODI schemes as well. He is capable of taking wickets at crucial stages during a game and his aggressive batting down the order is what Men in Blue can take advantage of to get 10-15 runs extra.

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