Krishnamachari Srikkanth says Hardik Pandya is a key man in India's offered to win the World Cup after the all-rounder's "game-changing" innings against Australia. 

Pandya 25, was climbed to fourth in the India batting request at the Oval on Sunday and crushed 48 keeps running off 27 balls as India achieved a commanding 352-8, an all out that demonstrated past the protecting victors. 

"The key innings for me was Hardik Pandya," said previous India commander Srikkanth. "His thump had a significant effect since it guaranteed India set 352 rather than 312. 

"The rate he scored at included so much stimulus and conveyed India to a more noteworthy score. It was likely the game-changing snapshot of the day. 

"They elevated Pandya to four and that gave him incredible certainty to remove the game from Australia. They lost control when he was in the center." 

Srikkanth said an in-structure Pandya was an enormous lift for India in a competition where top choices England can approach a few all-rounders fit for turning the game to support them. 

"Pandya is a weapon Australia don't have - an all-rounder of the most astounding quality. Britain have a crate of them, while we have Pandya in what is likely the most significant position in the group," he said. 

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"He didn't take wickets however that did not make a difference, as Jasprit Bumrah took three. He is at the highest point of his game and adores it here. I anticipate that him should finish up with such huge numbers of wickets toward the finish of the competition." 

India, who beat Australia by 36 runs, have won their initial two gathering matches to concrete their charging as one of the main contenders to win the World Cup. 

"You can't deny it, this has been a completely awesome begin for India," Srikkanth said. 

"The batsmen are scoring runs, the bowlers are taking wickets and we even got two run-outs against Australia in an outcome that proposes everything is directly inside the camp." 

Next up for Virat Kohli's side is a conflict with 2015 sprinters up New Zealand at Trent Bridge on Thursday and Srikkanth cautioned the Indians not to think little of the Black Caps' amazing crease assault. 

"It's presently full steam ahead to New Zealand and that will likewise be an extreme match. I think New Zealand's bowlers are a stage up on Australia's and are probably going to be a bunch," he said.

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