New Delhi: There is very little time left for the T20 World Cup 2021 to begin. This mega event of ICC is going to start from October 17 on UAE soil. Before the T20 World Cup, a bad news for Team India is that its biggest match winner is neither fit nor in form. This can prove to be a big setback for Team India, because this player has the power to single-handedly win the T20 World Cup trophy to Team India. The fitness of this player has made Team India sweat before the T20 World Cup.
India will get a setback in T20 World Cup
According to the rules of the ICC, the Indian team management can make changes in the team of the World Cup till October 10. Hardik Pandya did not play in some matches for Mumbai when IPL resumed in UAE after Corona. Hardik Pandya is not bowling at all in the UAE leg of IPL 2021. Even in batting, Hardik Pandya is not able to play a big innings.
Suspense on playing in T20 World Cup
It is not certain whether Hardik Pandya will be fit to bowl in the remaining matches of IPL 2021. Let us tell you that Hardik Pandya has not been bowling for a long time. Hardik Pandya has recovered from his lower back injury, but he has to prove his fitness on the field. Hardik Pandya has bowled very less in the last one year. Despite his poor fitness, the Indian selectors have selected him for the T20 World Cup squad, as he has the ability to turn matches on his own.
Hardik Pandya is the best in both his bowling and batting. Hardik plays more role with his bat, because whenever India needs quick runs, he has Hardik with him. He has the ability to score runs in every corner of the field against the bowlers.
This player will cut Hardik Pandya’s card from T20 World Cup
Shardul Thakur can benefit from Hardik Pandya being unfit. Shardul Thakur’s current form is superb and he is becoming a strong all-rounder for Team India. Nevertheless, Shardul Thakur has been kept as a standby player in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 team. Shardul Thakur is sure to get a chance if Hardik Pandya does not play. Shardul has played 2 out of 4 matches in the Test series against England, in which he has scored 117 runs in 3 innings at a batting average of 39.00 and strike rate of 102.63 strike rate, which includes 2 half-centuries.
Shardul’s number of runs in this series is more than Ajinkya Rahane, Rahane had scored 109 runs. Talking about bowling, Shardul Thakur has taken 7 wickets at an average of 22.00 in 4 innings of the series against England. During this his best bowling figure was 2/22. The number of wickets of Shardul was more than that of Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja took a total of 6 wickets in this series.
Indian team for T20 world cup
Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma (vice captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakraborty, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.
Stan by: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar.
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