The dynamic batsman has been in excellent form since the Australian tour last year. He made the wicketkeeper’s position his own in all three formats.
Nathan Hauritz greeted the left-hander’s “so dynamic and so aggressive” batting style, which he said could quickly take the game away from the opposition, especially while batting with the tail.
‘For India, Virat is incredibly important. For England, Joe Root is incredibly important. But I will choose Rishabh Pant. He is so dynamic and so aggressive. He keeps the setup in the lower order and he can take the game away from you. He will continue to develop as a young cricketer. He matures with age. Hope he can continue to learn from his mistakes, “Nathan Hauritz told Times Of India.
I predict a cartoon series: Nathan Hauritz
Nathan Hauritz, who has selected more than 100 wickets for Australia, has predicted a draw in the 5-match series. He believed England were dominant in their home — they had lost just one home series in seven years — but their batting was fragile and the world-class Indian bowling attack could make them pay.
The hosts come from a series loss against New Zealand, while the visitors also lost against the Kiwis in the WTC final. The first test is scheduled for August 4 at Trent Bridge.
“I think it will come down to the bowlers. The Indian batting line-up recently performed poorly in the WTC final. But there is a lot of class. We can not expect Virat not to act for such a long period of time. I totally expect him to make a few runs soon. England’s bowling attack from Anderson and Broad looked a bit tired in the last Test series against New Zealand. It will be Indian bowlers in the series against England.
‘Hopefully the weather does not play a role. England are very difficult to beat in their own backyard. But India is at its peak. Anything is possible. I predict a signed series. “The highest order in England is currently under pressure and the bowlers in India can definitely expose it,” the former Aussie spinner concluded.