Doubt remains on Hardik Pandya’s inclusion in the team in the T20 World Cup. However, today the Board of Control for Cricket in India can take a decision on this. According to media reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India can announce changes in the team of T20 World during the jersey launch today. Some players who have performed well in IPL can get entry.
On the other hand, a big decision can also be taken on Hardik Pandya. Apart from Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer, either Deepak Chahar or Shardul Thakur can be included in place of Pandya. Iyer, who made his debut in the second leg of the IPL, has impressed with his game. He is also a medium pacer with batting. In 8 matches played in the second leg of IPL, he has scored 265 runs and has taken three wickets.
Pandya’s performance disappointing
Pandya did not bowl in the second leg of the IPL. His performance in batting was very disappointing. He was in his touch in just one match, but after that flopped in the next three innings. He scored 75 runs in 5 matches of the second leg of the IPL.
Waketesh has been playing domestic cricket since 2015
Iyer has been playing domestic cricket since 2015, but in 2020-21 his performances were different. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy of T20I, he was his team’s top scorer with 227 at an average of 75.66 and a strike rate of 149.34. He scored 198 runs in 146 balls against Punjab in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with a score of 402. At the same time, in 2018 he made his debut against Hyderabad in Ranji.
Deepak and Shardul are also contenders
Apart from Venkatesh, Deepak and Shardul are also strong contenders to replace Pandya. Deepak has taken 13 wickets in 14 matches of IPL by scoring 1 run, while Shardul Thakur has scored 5 runs with 18 wickets in 15 matches.
Avesh and Harshal Patel may also enter
Avesh Khan and Harshal Patel and Umran Malik can be included in the team as net bowlers. Patel equaled Dwayne Bravo’s record of taking 32 wickets in IPL while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. At the same time, Avesh Khan, who played Ranji from Madhya Pradesh, is the second highest wicket-taker in IPL among Indian players with 23 wickets.
Umran Malik impressed everyone with his speed
At the same time, the news of adding Umran Malik of Jammu, who made his debut with Sunrisers Hyderabad, has already come in the media as a net bowler. Malik bowled the ball at a speed of 152.95 kmph while playing against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Malik was included in the team after Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler T Natarajan got corona infected. Malik was associated with the team as a net bowler. After this he is also being compared with Waqar Younis.