New Delhi: T20 World Cup 2021 is to be played in UAE and Oman from next month. Team India is considered to be the biggest contender to win this World Cup. The team led by Virat Kohli is going to face Pakistan in their first match on 24 October. But before this big tournament, a big problem has arisen in front of Team India. Questions have been raised on Hardik Pandya’s fitness. Although this news is not so bad for everyone.
May this player’s luck shine!
Many questions are being raised on Hardik Pandya’s fitness. He did not play 2 matches against Mumbai in the IPL, so it is difficult to say how fit Hardik will be in the T20 World Cup. But Shardul Thakur can benefit from Hardik being unfit. Shardul Thakur’s current form is superb and he is becoming a strong all-rounder for Team India. Still, why was he not included in the 15-man Indian squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and kept in the standby players.
Shardul is destined to get a chance!
But if Hardik Pandya does not play, Shardul Thakur is sure to get a chance. 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. The number of wickets of Shardul was more than Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja took a total of 6 wickets in this series.
Hardik Pandya is not fit
Star all-rounder Hardik Pandya, considered to be Team India’s biggest match winner, is not fit at the moment and questions are being raised about his fitness continuously. Hardik Pandya could not play both the matches of the second phase of IPL 2021, after which questions are being raised about his fitness. The fans of Mumbai Indians are in tension as to what has happened to this dashing player. This has been a big reason why this update came when IPL was played in the next match.
Mumbai Indians Director of Cricket Zaheer Khan has said an important thing about the fitness of all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Zaheer Khan said in the pre-match press conference, ‘We will do a practice session and see only after that we will take a decision. Hardik has started practicing and this is what we can share with you at the moment. We are hopeful that he will be fit and will be present for the match against RCB.
Former India cricketer Saba Karim has questioned the inclusion of all-rounder Hardik Pandya in the Indian team for the ICC T20 World Cup starting in UAE and Oman next month despite question marks on his fitness.
Pandya has barely bowled.
Hardik Pandya has barely bowled after a back operation last year. He did not play two consecutive matches in the IPL, but Bond said that the all-rounder is practicing well and he may get an opportunity in the last matches of the tournament.