Former Player Pragyan Ojha was impressed by the left-hand batter’s skills and performance in the T20I series against West Indies on the WI tour 2023.
Tilak Varma was impressive on the batting against West Indies where he scored his maiden half-century in the 2nd T20I on his second appearance in international T20s.
Pragyan Suggests Tilak Varma for No.4 spot in ODI World Cup squad
The young batter Tilak Varma has been performing well in his maiden T20I series in the ongoing series against West Indies.
The former India spinner Pragyan Ojha suggested Tilak Varma be included in the ODI squad for the upcoming World Cup saying that he can prove to be the solution for India’s middle-order struggles.
India gave chances to players Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, and Axar Patel for No.4 in the ODI series against West Indies. The Indian team management had an experimental mode to discover potential backups in the middle order.
But team management wasn’t able to find a backup for the middle-order spots for No.4 and 5. They have been involved in various experiments.
At this time, Tilak Varma had made the fans notice his talent with an impressive start to his international career. The 20-year-old player displayed his performance in his maiden international series.
It is then Pragyan Ojha backed Tilak Varma to settle the number 4 debate for the team on a tweet.
“Is there a possibility of expediting #TilakVarma’s inclusion to help settle the number 4 debate for #TeamIndia in ODIs? He appears promising, displays strong composure, and adds the advantage of being a left-handed batsman,” Pragyan Ojha said in a tweet.
Is there a possibility of expediting #TilakVarma‘s inclusion to help settle the number 4 debate for #TeamIndia in ODIs? He appears promising, displays strong composure, and adds the advantage of being a left-handed batsman. #WIvsIND #sabjawaabmilenge #JioCinema
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) August 8, 2023
Tilak Varma played a crucial role in India’s victory in the 3rd T20I of the ongoing series against West Indies on August 8. He had scored an unbeaten 49 runs, providing a good score for the Indian team and helping the team chase down the target set by West Indies.
Tilak Varma’s performance in the third T20I was an impressive one. His journey in the series started with scoring 39 runs in the first T20I, marking a brilliant start to his international career.
His innings were marked by exceptional and accurate strike ability. Despite the team’s four-run loss, Varma’s performance was an exceptional one which almost led India to victory.
In the second T20I, Varma shined by scoring his maiden half-century in international cricket. He scored 51 runs off 41 balls, the highest score of the match, despite pitch conditions and the pressure of the match situation.
His performance was impressive which was explained by the time he entered the crease when India was struggling at 18/2 in 3.3 overs. Alongside Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma balanced the Indian innings and helped them regain dominance on the ground.