30-year-old Indian star "needs clarification about his job," according to ex-wicketkeeper, amid.

Updated: Aug 1

The recent white-ball performance of Team India has been flawless. They earlier this month trounced England in both formats, and they have since backed that up with a 3-0 ODI victory over the West Indies.

During the first ODI against the West Indies, Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, and Shikhar Dhawan celebrate Sharmarh Brooks' dismissal (AFP)


The recent white-ball performance of Team India has been flawless. They earlier this month trounced England in both formats, and they have since backed that up with a 3-0 ODI victory over the West Indies. The visitors won the series after they prevailed in two thrilling games, while the final ODI, which was abandoned due to rain, was a one-sided affair.


India won the final match, and Shubman Gill and Yuzvendra Chahal were instrumental in that victory. Along with Gill, Axar Patel contributed significantly to the second ODI with a 35-ball 64*. Shikhar Dhawan, who took over as captain in Rohit Sharma's absence, too had a strong performance, scoring two half-centuries.


Shardul Thakur contributed but it went unrecognized. The bowler finished as the joint-highest wicket-taker with Yuzvendra Chahal with seven wickets taken in the three games. However, he struggled with the bat, scoring just 10 runs in the two innings he was given to bat.


Saba Karim, a former India wicketkeeper, expressed his dissatisfaction with Thakur after the series and suggested that the "all-rounder" should be more specific about his position on the squad. "Shardul Thakur had a wonderful series with the ball, but he must continue to be clear about his position. Due to the tight competition for team positions, if he is considered an all-arounder, he will need to contribute in both areas. Undoubtedly, our current pool of fast bowlers is really strong "Karim commented on a discussion on India News.


The second ODI, which India won by two wickets, included carelessness from Thakur, who has gained some notoriety with the bat. Thakur was out on a six-ball three after failing to assume responsibility as Axar was leading India's effort from one end. Due to Axar and Avesh Khan's heavy workload after his removal, India was able to successfully chase down the difficult 312-run mark with two balls remaining.


Hardik Pandya was chosen ahead of Thakur, who was not selected for any of the ODIs against England. The Gujarat Titans captain will make a comeback in the T20Is, which begin on Friday, after missing out on the India selection for the three-match ODI series against the West Indies.

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