For the 2021 T20 World Cup, those players were taken in Team India who had shown a good game in the IPL but now these players are longing to score runs and take wickets.
India has announced its team for the T20 World Cup. 15 players have been selected under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Also, three players have been kept in reserve. But the players selected in the main team are failing during IPL 2021. Due to this, there are increasing concerns about India’s performance in the T20 World Cup. The problem is that the failing cricketers are not just one or two but four players. In such a situation, there is a demand for change in the team, so there are allegations of choosing the team in a hurry. The interesting thing is that all the players who are failing to perform well now, they were all done well before the team selection and all of them are Rohit Sharma’s companions i.e. play for Mumbai Indians in IPL.
The most worrying name in this list is that of Hardik Pandya. He has played eight matches for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021 and has scored only 55 runs. His run-scoring average is 7.85 and strike rate is only 110. He has been able to hit only five fours and two sixes in this season. He didn’t even bowl. In such a situation, such a performance before the T20 World Cup is bad news for India. Apart from this, Hardik was also injured recently.
Apart from Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan’s form is also going to increase India’s concern. He has played in eight matches in IPL 2021 and has scored only 107 runs. 28 runs have been his highest score. His strike rate is 86.99, which is disappointing in terms of T20 cricket. In the last season, Ishan Kishan had scored more than 500 runs and hit 30 sixes. At the same time, in this season, he has been able to hit only three sixes. Kishan has been kept as a reserve opener as well as a middle order option. He was given priority over Shikhar Dhawan. Now Dhawan has scored around 400 runs in IPL 2021.
The condition of Suryakumar Yadav, another player of Mumbai Indians, has also been bad in IPL 2021. He has played 10 matches in this season and scored 189 runs. He could only hit one fifty and 56 runs were his highest score. His strike rate has been 129.45 which is less according to his game. Surya made his T20 and ODI debut for India this year.
Rahul Chahar’s recent form is also not good. He has played 10 matches in IPL 2021 and has taken 12 wickets. But he has been able to take only one wicket in three matches of the second half of IPL 2021. During this his performance has been like this- 0/22, 0/34 and 1/33. Chahar was given preference over Yuzvendra Chahal. Now Chahal is doing amazing but Chahar is not able to show that game.