New Delhi: Team India can be announced soon for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, but it is difficult for fast bowler Shardul Thakur to be included in the 15-member squad.
Shardul is threatened by Bhuvi
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the biggest threat to fast bowler Shardul Thakur as Bhuvi is adept at taking wickets at crucial moments as well as bowling economical. In such a situation, Shardul may not be able to replace this senior bowler in the T20 World Cup.
Bhuvneshwar has more experience
Shardul Thakur has taken 31 wickets in 22 T20 Internationals at an economy rate of 9.11 and an average of 22.29. On the other hand, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken 50 wickets in 51 T20I matches at an economy rate of 6.90 and an average of 25.10.
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Bhuvi specializes in throwing dot balls
The biggest feature of Bhuvneshwar Kumar is to throw as many dot balls as possible. This is the reason why his economy rate is much better than Shardul Thakur. Apart from taking wickets in T20, it is also very important to score less runs and Bhuvi has a lot of experience in this work.
Wreak havoc after returning from injury
Bhuvneshwar Kumar had a brilliant performance in the T20 series against England after recovering from injury, taking 5 wickets at the best economy rate in the three-match series against Sri Lanka. In such a situation, the dream of playing Shardul Thakur in the T20 World Cup this year will remain only a dream.
15 Indian players probable for T20 World Cup- Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (capt), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal. Reserve players- Washington Sundar, Ishan Kishan (wk), T Natarajan and Rahul Chahar.