In an interview for NDTV, Jacques Kallis was questioned about who is a better all-rounder between Hardik and Ben Stokes. We already know he is one of the finest all-rounders in the whole cricketing world. So he can answer such questions more convincingly. He explained the roles of both the players and their importance for the upcoming t20 world cup 2022.
Jacques Kallis on comparison between Stokes and Pandya
Jacques Kallis’s statement:
” These two (Hardik Pandya and Ben Stokes) are world-class all-rounders. All-rounders are something you need to look after; they don’t come around often. I am sure both of them will play a big role for their respective teams. It will be a good battle between both of them.”
He praised both the players and predicted that both will perform well for their teams. India and South Africa have quite fair chances of winning. Hardik Pandya has been in great touch with the bat and performing well as an all-rounder since IPL 2022. He is giving constant efforts for his team. He is expected to perform when the team needs him in the knockout stages.
India are currently ranked one in t20i. They are taking up against South Africa for 3-match t20is. India has already sealed the series with a win in Guwahati. It will be a great boost for India ahead of the World Cup. South Africa too will take some positives as Miller and Quinton de Kock have been in good touch in the last match.
Hardik Pandya stats
Hardik’s highest rank in the all-rounder ranking list is 5th in t20i. In batting, he averages 25.4 and bats with a strike rate of 148. In bowling, he averages 28.7 and bowls with an economy of 8.33.
Ben stokes stats
Ben’s highest rank is 4th in the all-rounder ranking list in test matches. In t20, he bats at a strike rate of 136 and averages 20.1. In bowling, he bowls with an economy of 8.77 and averages 37.7.
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