New Delhi: Team India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been struggling with fitness problems for a long time. If the fitness of Hardik Pandya is seen, then suspense is being created continuously on his playing in the T20 World Cup. There is a player who is slowly closing the doors of Team India for Hardik Pandya. Shardul Thakur plays cricket for India in all three formats, Test, ODI and T20. Looking at how Shardul Thakur is showing with the ball and bat, he can close the doors of Team India for Hardik Pandya.
This player is better than Pandya
Due to Shardul Thakur, now Hardik Pandya’s place is in trouble and his card can be cut from Team India. Captain Virat Kohli himself was also surprised to see Shardul’s amazing performance. At present, the Indian team has a player, Shardul Thakur, as a substitute for Hardik Pandya, who can play the role of an all-rounder in the team. Although Shardul Thakur plays as a fast bowler in the team, but if his batting style is seen, he has proved himself many times in Team India matches and IPL matches. Shardul Thakur has so far scored 69 runs in 22 T20 Internationals at an average of 34.50 and during this time he has a strike rate of 197, which is considered to be very good in T20.
India will get a setback in T20 World Cupthe
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.
Suspense arising 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.
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. Shardul’s number of wickets was more than 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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