Hardik, the successful all-rounder of the Indian team, has been running out for a long time. And the reason for not getting a place in the team is because of his bowling. Now some veterans want to bring him back in the team, then someone is looking for his option, but his option has been found in the form of Venkatesh. Amidst all this, Indian batsman Wasim Jaffer has also said in clear words that Hardik should not be given another chance in the World Cup team.
The series against West Indies saw the amazing performance of star all-rounder and rising star of Team India, Venkatesh Iyer. While Venkatesh took 2 wickets with the ball, his bat had scored an unbeaten 35 runs in just 19 balls. In Venkatesh, the team has got a new finisher and a good all-rounder too. Now Wasim Jaffer has even said that Venkatesh Iyer should be given place in the World Cup team before Hardik.
According to Zafar, Venkatesh Iyer has now overtaken Hardik Pandya and now all chances should go to Venkatesh’s side. Rohit Sharma had told Hardik that he can come whenever he wants to return to the team, but now after Hardik’s option, his coming can be a matter of big trouble. Hardik Pandya will try his best to get into the team after IPL but by then it will be too late.
Rohit Sharma had said that “Hardik Pandya is an important player. Hardik can contribute his importance to the team in all three formats. He is out of the team due to injury but it has not been talked about that he is only a batsman. Can play in form or not. The doors of the Indian team will always be open for Hardik Pandya and he can do it whenever he wants to make a comeback.
The Indian cricket team has already started its preparations for the T20 World Cup to be held this year. In view of this, the board gave a chance to new young players in the T20 series against West Indies. In both the matches at the beginning of this series, the management of the team has also changed the middle order of the team. Because if the management is to be believed, then before the World Cup, he wants to give full opportunity to every player so that every player can come in his own rhythm.
In the first T20 match against West Indies, Rishabh Pant was sent to bat at number 4 and in the second match he was sent to bat after Suryakumar Yadav. Former Indian player Ashish Nehra has given his opinion regarding the change in this batting order and the role of both the batsmen in the team.
During the special conversation, Nehra had made a big statement about the batting order of Pant and Suriya and he said that “We have seen Suryakumar Yadav before that he plays spin tremendously. That’s why I would like him to be at No. 4. Sending in was the right decision. And when it comes to Rishabh Pant’s batting order, I think he should come out to bat only when there are very few overs left because he is an attacking batsman.
He further said that “I will not say anything about his batting, because we have been watching for the last two years. That’s why he should bat in the lower order”. Not but as a finisher too. Whenever the team has sent him in the end, then like Dhoni, he has turned the whole match in the end.
After becoming the captain of Rohit Sharma in the Indian team, India has made history by winning all the matches in the series in ODIs and in T20Is. Virat Kohli had also given up the captaincy of the Test and after that Rohit Sharma has also been made the captain of the Test against Sri Lanka. At present, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant are out of the team, so there is a chance to try a new star in place of Virat Kohli.
Rituraj Gaikwad has got a T20 chance against Sri Lanka in place of Virat Kohli. Due to giving rest to Virat and Rishabh, new players have come in the team. If Rituraj takes advantage of this opportunity, then it will not take long for Rituraj Gaikwad to cement his place in the team. If Rituraj is fit in place of Virat Kohli or in the opening, then after cutting the card of one player, captain Rohit will give place to Rituraj only.
Rituraj Gaikwad, who has exploded for CSK in IPL too, has been traveling with Team India since the last series but is not able to make it to the playing-11. Now that two important players have been out of the team, the chances of Rituraj’s entry have increased. It has to be seen whether captain Rohit Sharma gets him to open or keeps him at number-3 instead of Virat Kohli.
If we talk about the option of Rishabh Pant, then Ishan Kishan has been selected to do wicketkeeping in place of Rishabh Pant and the role of match finisher will now have to be played by Shreyas Iyer. Now Rishabh Pant is out of the team, so this time only Shreyas Iyer will get the chance. These opportunities will be very useful for the young player because going ahead the team will have to handle the young player only.