Dubai: The T20 World Cup will be played on UAE soil from October 17. Before this important ICC tournament, there can be a big change in Team India. Preparations are underway to give another player a chance in place of Hardik Pandya. The Chetan Sharma-led selection committee of the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) may discuss the inclusion of a fast bowler in the 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup after all-rounder Hardik Pandya did not bowl for his franchise Mumbai Indians in the IPL. is of.
Suspense about Hardik Pandya’s bowling
Amidst the suspense regarding Hardik Pandya’s bowling, BCCI still has five more days (October 15) to make changes in the team. The ICC has extended the deadline for changes in the last 15 to 15 October for the teams included in the Super 12 group. The change deadline for the teams participating in the first phase was midnight (UAE time) of 10 October. Hardik Pandya, who suffered a stress fracture in his back two years ago, has not bowled much since his return from surgery. It has to be seen whether he will bowl in the World Cup or will focus only on batting.
Big change can happen in Team India
A senior BCCI source told PTI on condition of anonymity, “India’s core team of 15 members lacks at least one fast bowler. We have experienced options like Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar. Shardul has proved himself as a bowling all-rounder while Deepak Chahar has displayed his batting skills in Sri Lanka.
Varun Chakraborty’s knee problem
“If Hardik is unable to bowl, then the committee can include either of these two in the team,” the source said. The selectors may again discuss the name of Hardik as well as ‘mystery’ spinner Varun Chakraborty, who has a knee problem. The source said, “If Varun is not part of the team due to a knee problem, then he sees only one option and that is Yuzvendra Chahal. Umran Malik is already present as a net bowler in India’s bio bubble. It will be interesting to see whether Shivam Mavi is kept as a net bowler or not.