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Former England captain Nasser Hussain said that the Indian side is missing a seam bowler, who can also bat for them on international expeditions. Hussain added that having a player like Ben Stokes or Cameron Green can help India win their overseas tournaments. 

The 55-year-old highlighted Rishabh Pant’s absence from the Indian contingent during the World Test Championship (WTC) Final 2023. The former cricketer wishes to see the star wicketkeeper batter Pant joining his side soon and labelled his absence as a “massive miss at the moment”.

In the ICC review, the cricketer-turned-commentator asserted, “They are brilliant at home..and the balance of their side is just wonderful.”

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Hussain added, “An Indian cricketer at the moment, a Stokes-type cricketer, a Cameron Green-type cricketer, a Mitchell Marsh-type cricketer, a batter at No.6 or No.7, away from home, that can bowl you 10 or 15 overs of genuine wicket-taking seam and swing, not a bowler who bats a bit, a batter who can give you 10 overs of seam bowling, and then that balance away from home makes them (India) formidable.”

The ex-England said that while names like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shubman Gill can easily dominate games at home, an all-rounder like Hardik Pandya is needed in Tests. Hussain further commented, “It’s away from home and the balance of the side and if they can get a seam bowling all-rounder. Hardik would’ve been perfect if Hardik had stayed fit and continued that process.”