New Delhi: There is very little time left in the T20 World Cup 2021. T20 World Cup will start from 17th October. There is a player who can single-handedly make Team India win the T20 World Cup trophy. This player is also a strong contender to become ‘I of the Tournament’, but the fitness of this player has made Team India sweat before the T20 World Cup. The medical team of BCCI took the fitness report of Hardik Pandya from Mumbai Indians 2 days ago. After this the medical team informed the BCCI that Hardik Pandya is not fit to bowl in the T20 World Cup.
This match winner cannot bowl
A top BCCI official has confirmed this in a conversation with Inside Sports. This official said that it is clear that Hardik Pandya cannot bowl. He will play as a batsman in the T20 World Cup. If he is fully recovered as the tournament progresses, he can bowl, but at the moment, it is not possible for him to bowl. We are sorry for Axar Patel, but Axar Patel had to make way for Shardul Thakur for a balanced team.
Team India’s hope rests on Hardik Pandya
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.
Axar Patel’s chopped leaf
The selectors replaced Axar Patel with all-rounder Shardul Thakur in the 15-man squad. However, the reason for Axar Patel’s exclusion from the team is not his performance. Rather, due to the current fitness of Hardik Pandya, the left-arm spinner had to be out of the team. The team selected by the selectors for the first T20 World Cup had 3 fast bowlers in the form of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami and it was believed that Hardik would play the role of the fourth fast bowler. But Hardik did not bowl a single ball in the second half of IPL 2021. For this reason, the selectors added Shardul to the Indian squad at the last minute. Apart from this, Shardul also bats well.
T20 World Cup will start from October 17
The ICC T20 World Cup will be held in the UAE from October 17. 16 teams will participate in this tournament. Whereas the final match of this tournament will be played on November 14. India and Pakistan will face each other on 24 October in the T20 World Cup 2021. Let us tell you that India and Pakistan have been placed in the same group in the T20 World Cup. India’s winning record against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup tournament is 5-0. With India and Pakistan in the same group, once again an exciting match will be seen between the two countries. The last time Team India defeated Pakistan by 6 wickets in the 2016 World Cup match. Batting first, Pakistan scored 118 runs for 5 wickets. In reply, Team India achieved the target by losing 4 wickets.
These teams are included in India’s group
For the opening round of the tournament, the teams are divided into two groups. England, Australia, West Indies and South Africa have got place in Group 1. At the same time, there are teams of India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Afghanistan in Group 2. Apart from this, two teams each in both the groups will come through qualifiers.
The groups of T20 World Cup 2021 are as follows:
round 1 :
Group A: Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands and Namibia
Group B: Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guiana (PNG) and Oman.
Group 1: England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, A1 and B2
Group 2: India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, A2 and B1.
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