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Stuart Binny aims to nail the all-rounder spot in Indian team

New Delhi: With the South Africa series at home approaching ahead for the Indian cricket team, top positions are up for grabs in all three formats of the game. One of the player who could make it to the cut as the all-rounder spot in the team is Stuart Binny.

Binny who has featured in the T20 and ODI squad will also make the cut for Tests after having last featured against Sri Lanka last month. With Ravindra Jadeja not available and the doubtful form of Axar Patel, Stuart Binny could get to play the lead role for the all-rounder spot.

India is unable to get a genuine all-rounder of late and Stuart Binny is the best choice the selectors have as seen in recent times. The Karnataka player has mentioned that he has made some mental changes in his head in order to attempt playing for international cricket. With South Africa being a quality rival team, Binny will be able to use his experience in domestic cricket and could make a difference.

Binny who is able to bowl with both the new and old ball will give Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli options in the shorter and longer formats respectively. Binny was able to manage and collect just three wickets and mark a total of 76 runs in the two Tests he played against Lanka. In Tests required to work harder with Virat Kohli favouring a five-bowler strategy and Binny is able to fit the scene as the fifth option.

Binny was able to shine at ODIs as noticed in matches against Zimbabwe, he could perform well with both bat and ball. His efforts have urged the selectors to put their faith on him.

Axar Patel and Gurkeerat Singh Mann are the other two players who might get an opportunity to take over the role in the limited overs. But with no skilled seamers, Binny is able to present himself well and holds the edge and has a chance to showcase his skills.

The 31-year-old is expected to play the South Africa series which will be one of the toughest bilateral series for India in recent times and the platform for Binny is great to enter the top squad of the Indian cricket team. Binny is aware about his role in the side, but if he will be able to ise his skills on the field will be his biggest challenge in the upcoming series.

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