New Delhi: Team India is to face New Zealand tomorrow in the next match of the T20 World Cup. To stay in this tournament, India will have to win this match at any cost. A big reason behind this is that India had to face defeat by 10 wickets against Pakistan in the very first match. Team India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya can be seated against New Zealand. Hardik’s fitness is a big matter of concern and in such a situation one player can take his place.
The battle to replace Hardik in these 2 players
Hardik Pandya can be dropped from the playing 11 against New Zealand. A big reason behind this has been Hardik’s current fitness and his poor form. Hardik has not been able to show any wonder neither with the bat nor with the ball. Giving him a chance against New Zealand can be a lot of risk. In such a situation, there is a war between two players to replace Hardik.
1. Ishaan Kishan
The biggest contender for Hardik’s place is young swashbuckling batsman Ishan Kishan. The whole world knows how Ishaan can turn the dice of the match in just a few overs with the bat. Hardik was given a place in Team India as a batsman in the lower order. In such a situation, only a quick batsman can take his place in the lower order. Ishaan batted well in the warm-up match and IPL 2021. If Virat Kohli gives this young batsman a chance in the team, then it can be very beneficial.
2. Shardul Thakur
Another big contender to replace Hardik Pandya is Shardul Thakur. Shardul can prove to be a big match winner against New Zealand. Shardul is a good all-rounder. He can do wonders with both the ball and the bat. In the recent IPL, he also played an important role in helping CSK win. At the same time, Shardul had also introduced his batting against England and Australia recently. It would be great to give him a place in the team instead of Hardik.
Hardik becomes a big weakness
Hardik Pandya has become the biggest weakness of Team India at this time. Everyone expects from Hardik that he will come down the order and bat stormy and turn the match in India’s stand. But his bat has been very silent and far from hitting sixes, he cannot even last long on the pitch. At the same time, a good option was found in the form of Hardik earlier in bowling, but now he has not even touched the ball for a long time.