New Delhi: The All India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has named Shardul Thakur in Team India for the ICC T20 World Cup after discussing with the team management. All-rounder Axar Patel, who was a part of the 15-man squad, is now on the standby players’ list. In fact, the real purpose of bringing in Shardul Thakur was to compensate for Hardik Pandya, who is difficult to bowl in the T20 World Cup. Shardul Thakur is an expert in performing well with both the ball and the bat.
This player is struggling with fitness problem
Hardik Pandya has been battling with the problem of fitness 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. Shardul Thakur plays cricket for India in all three formats of Test, ODI and T20.
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 Shardul Thakur as a replacement for Hardik Pandya, a player 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 his strike rate has been 197, which is considered to be very good in T20.
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 team, because he has the power to turn matches on his own.
Shardul Thakur’s current form is superb
Shardul Thakur’s current form is superb and he is becoming a strong all-rounder for Team India. 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. The number of wickets of Shardul was more than Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja took a total of 6 wickets in this series.
Indian team for T20 world cup
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice Captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakraborty, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.
Stan by: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar.
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