IPL 2022 has got off to a great start. Many senior and young players have managed to grab the attention of the giants with their performances. The T20 World Cup is seven months away and the IPL is also a golden path for many players to cement their place in the national team. The T20 World Cup to be held in Australia is going to be very important for India. Because the team has not won the trophy for almost a decade and in the World Cup held in UAE last year, the team could not even make it to the semi-finals.
For the upcoming World Cup, under the supervision of captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid, the team will try to win the World Cup in Australia. While there is still a lot of time left to pick the core group for the World Cup, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has identified a player who he feels could be an ‘automatic pick’ in the T20 World Cup.
Gavaskar said on Star Sports, “Whether Hardik Pandya will bowl or not, how many overs will he bowl, it will also be something that not only Gujarat Titans but the entire cricketing world will be waiting for. Because if he starts bowling and bowling well with his batting ability. Make no mistake, he will be an automatic pick for the T20 world.
As captain, Hardik Pandya bowled well in the match against Lucknow Super Giants. Hardik consistently bowled close to 140 kmph. However, he did not get any wicket in this match. Captaining the IPL team for the first time, Hardik also helped Gujarat Titans get their maiden win by defeating LSG by five wickets at the Wankhede Stadium.