New Delhi: Team India’s strong all-rounder Hardik Pandya is struggling with the problem of fitness. If Hardik Pandya does not start bowling soon, then the Indian team management can consider giving another all-rounder a chance in his place. A player is in a lot of discussion after performing brilliantly in IPL 2021. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opener Venkatesh Iyer has caught everyone’s attention. Apart from stormy batting, Venkatesh Iyer also specializes in deadly bowling.
These players specialize in stormy batting and deadly bowling
Venkatesh Iyer has scored 201 runs in 6 matches of IPL 2021 at a strike rate of 134, which includes 2 half-centuries. Right-arm fast bowling all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer has a great record in T20 as a bowler. Venkatesh Iyer has taken 24 wickets in 44 matches of overall T20 cricket. Venkatesh Iyer has taken 7 wickets in 10 first-class matches and 10 in 24 List A matches at an economy of 5.50. Venkatesh Iyer showed with his brilliant performance that he can prove to be the best alternative to Hardik Pandya.
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.
15 member 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 and Mohammed Shami.
Can Hardik Pandya be out of the World Cup squad?
According to some reports, all-rounder Hardik Pandya may be dropped from the World Cup team due to his fitness. All teams have time till October 10 to change their team. In such a situation, if Hardik Pandya is unable to bowl, then the management may consider bringing in Shardul Thakur or Shreyas Iyer. At present, Thakur and Iyer have been included in the reserve. However, it will be difficult for the BCCI to do so. His fitness is being monitored. With time the picture will become clear.