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Hardik Pandya’s T20 World Cup destiny mentioned in Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid, Ajit Agarkar’s 2-hour-long assembly: Report | Cricket

India captain Rohit Sharma, head coach Rahul Dravid and chairman of selectors Ajit Agarkar met in Mumbai final week to debate India’s T20 World Cup squad, reported The Indian Specific. The primary agenda for the two-hour-long assembly in the course of IPL 2024 was Hardik Pandya’s place within the World Cup squad. There may be nonetheless a while earlier than the selectors decide India’s last 15 for the world occasion slated to happen in USA and West Indies proper after the seventeenth version of the IPL finishes however the Indian crew administration is worried about Hardik’s bowling health. Mumbai Indians’ captain Hardik Pandya(AFP) The Mumbai Indians captain, below immense stress each on and off the sector, has been below-par on this season’s IPL up to now. Hardik Pandya has scored simply 131 runs in 6 matches. Barring that one whirlwind innings in opposition to RCB the place he scored 21* off simply 6 balls, there have been questions over his strategy within the center overs, the place he has failed to attain at a desired strike price. Unlock unique entry to the story of India’s normal elections, solely on the HT App. Obtain Now! Rohit, Dravid and Agarkar’s issues, nonetheless, are extra about his bowling. Many within the present Indian set-up can carry out Pandya’s function as a batter in T20s however not many can try this whereas assuring 4 overs because the third seamer of the facet. That’s the place Pandya is exclusive and provides steadiness to the XI. However he has been horribly off-colour with the ball this season. He has lacked consistency and readability. Furthermore, Pandya has bowled his full quota solely twice – In MI’s first two matches in opposition to Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad – in six matches up to now. He did not bowl a single over in opposition to Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. He as soon as once more acquired the ball in his hand in opposition to the Royal Challengers Bengaluru however for just one over. In MI’s final match in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings, Pandya bowled three overs however was smashed for 3 back-to-back sixes by MS Dhoni within the final over. Within the 11 overs that Pandya has bowled in IPL 2024, he has picked up solely three wickets and leaked runs at 12 runs an over. Whereas there would not appear to be any fitness-related subject together with his bowling, his kind stays a priority. In line with the report, the selectors will solely think about Pandya for the T20 World Cup, if he bowls effectively often within the IPL. With an additional bowler at all times at his disposal within the IPL because of the Affect Participant rule, it may be a bit an excessive amount of to count on 4 overs from Pandya each match. Who can exchange Hardik Pandya in India’s T20 World Cup squad?What are the choices for India in the event that they, in a hypothetical world, do take the daring name of not selecting Pandya for the T20 World Cup? The apparent alternative is Shivam Dube. He has achieved sufficient with the bat to warrant a spot in India’s T20 World Cup facet. He’s a left-hander and can provide the much-needed impetus to innings within the middle-overs together with his massive hits. However can he do the job with the ball? Dube has not bowled a single ball on this IPL. He has been used as an Affect Participant for his batting by CSK. The opposite names that may be thrown into the combo are Vijay Shankar and Venkatesh Iyer. The previous has fallen manner behind within the pecking order and Iyer’s drawback is much like that of Dube’s. KKR have too many bowling choices and the captain has not felt the necessity to fall again to Iyer. Logically, there should not be a lot of a risk to Pandya’s place within the T20 World Cup however there are indications that the selectors and the crew administration are apprehensive about his bowling and health. It’s excessive time, he turns issues round within the IPL, for MI and for himself.

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