New Delhi. Before the T20 World Cup, the performance of some players in the IPL (IPL 2021) has increased the problems of Team India and Virat Kohli. Mumbai Indians star players Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are not in form while Hardik Pandya is not bowling. On the other hand, stand by players Shreyas Iyer and Shardul Thakur are performing well in the second phase of IPL. Apart from this, Shikhar Dhawan and Yuzvendra Chahal, who were not selected in the World Cup team, are doing wonders in the UAE. Team India still has a chance to change the main team till October 10.
Mumbai Indians dropped Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan has scored 107 runs in 8 matches in IPL 2021. That’s why he was dropped in the last match. Whereas Suryakumar Yadav has also scored 16 runs in 4 matches of the UAE leg. Before the UAE leg, it was believed that Suryakumar would be a part of the playing 11 in the T20 World Cup. India has selected only 6 specialist batsmen for the T20 World Cup. It includes Suryakumar and Kishan. Due to his not being in form, India will have to face problems in the playing 11.
Hardik Pandya increased the troubles of the Indian team
After not playing in the first two matches of the second phase of the IPL, Mumbai Indians played Hardik Pandya as the only batsman in the next matches. Hardik hasn’t bowled as much as he used to after his return from back surgery in 2019. However, he bowled regularly during the five-match T20I series against England in March this year. But he did not bowl in the first leg of the IPL in India and was not used in the UAE leg either.
Hardik is the only fast bowler all-rounder in the Indian T20 World Cup team. If they don’t bowl, it will be difficult to land a balanced team. Apart from Hardik, the Indian team includes Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja as all-rounders, but both players bowl and bat in the same style. In such a situation, it will be difficult for both the players to get a place in the playing 11 together.
Iyer-Shardul’s best performance continues
Shreyas Iyer could not take part in the first phase of IPL 2021 due to injury. But in the second leg, this batsman scored an unbeaten 47 *, 43 and one run. Iyer also became the man of the match against Rajasthan Royals. At the same time, Shardul Thakur, who performed tremendously on the tour of England, has taken 6 wickets in 4 matches in UAE.
Now questions are being raised on Shikhar Dhawan and Yuzvendra Chahal not being selected in the World Cup squad. Dhawan has scored 454 runs in 11 matches in this IPL and is second in the list of highest run scorers. At the same time, Chahal has taken 7 wickets in four matches in the UAE leg. Chahal has given only 78 runs in 14 overs which is very good in terms of T20.
India’s 15-man squad is as follows: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma (vice captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami.
Stand By Player: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar