Hardik Pandya Likely To Be Axed From T20 WC India Squad

The prestigious T20 World Cup 2024 will begin soon after the ongoing IPL 2024. But many cricket Fans and experts are debating about the selection of Hardik Pandya in the Indian squad.

The controversies and hatred started ever since Rohit Sharma was replaced by Hardik Pandya as Mumbai Indians’ new captain. Fans aggressively started showing their disappointment and hatred.

Selection Decision based on Hardik Pandya’s Extra Poor IPL Performance

Hardik Pandya’s performance is not even a minimum average in the ongoing IPL 2024. He scored just 131 runs in 6 matches (average of 26.20). Moreover, he was not ready to take up bowling responsibilities. However, Hardik has rarely bowled in the previous 4 matches. But when he bowled, the opponent team’s batsmen smashed each delivery.

However, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) had sent a clear message to Hardik Pandya. They had earlier confirmed Hardik’s place in the T20 World Cup Indian squad. But what about the selection after his ExtraPoor performance in the ongoing Indian Premier League season?

Hardik Pandya tried bowling in different stages of this season. Still, he could not give a positive impression on the audience. It is because Pandya gave many runs to the opponent team.

Being a powerplay bowler, Hardik Pandya gave 44 runs in 4 overs. During the middle overs, he has given 62 runs in 6 overs. No words for his bowling in the death overs, where he gave away 26 runs in just 1 over.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya is to be replaced by another All-Rounder Shivam Dube

In recent times, Hardik Pandya’s replacement has been the most discussed hot topic. Also, the viewers and cricket experts are taking the name of Shivam Dube.

Of course, Shivam Dube is a strong contender who tops the list for Hardik’s replacement.  At the same time, the selectors are having problems with Shivam Dube. Shivam Dube is a powerful left-handed batsman. Especially during the spin bowling deliveries in this IPL season. However, it is not regarding his performance. But just that Chennai Super Kings is using Shivam Dube as an impact player. Also, they feel that his bowling skills are not utilised properly.

IPL 2024 Losses under Hardik Pandya’s Captaincy

Hardik Pandya is receiving hatred for replacing Rohit Sharma and being Mumbai Indian team captain. He was extremely booed at stadiums like Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium and Mumbai’s home ground Wankhede Stadium.

Above all, the Mumbai Indian team started their IPL 2024 with consecutive losses under Hardik Pandya’s captaincy.

Hardik Pandya’s Fitness and Gameplay

Shivam Dube is a strong competitor and possible replacement for Hardik Pandya. So it is time that Hardik should prove his fitness and impress the selectors. In the upcoming matches, Pandya’s performance will decide his selection for the T20 World Cup Indian Squad.

However, the Indian cricket squad of 15 members for the upcoming T20 World Cup will likely be announced in the last week of April. Still, as of now, vice-captain Hardik Pandya’s placement in the Indian squad is uncertain.

Hardik will not only have to prove his fitness but also his gameplay. His inclusion in the T20 World Cup will be decided based on batting in death overs. The 30-year-old has been in observation during the IPL season where as of now there is no improvement or progress shown from Hardik’s side.

Hence, his placement in the squad seems to be uncertain. whether Hardik Pandya be included in the squad, will sustained as vice-captain or will he be axed out of the squad.

Discussion about Hardik Pandya: Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid & Ajit Agarkar meet

Recently, 3 key people met in Mumbai. The Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, Coach Rahul Dravid, and BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar discussed the upcoming T20 World Cup Squad selection.

Their main topic of discussion was about Hardik Pandya’s placement in the team, his fitness levels and his bowling skills.

However, the 15-member squad will be revealed only after the IPL 2024 conclusion. Therefore, this meeting indicates to us that Hardik Pandya’s position in the squad is uncertain for the upcoming global tournament.

Virat Kohli Asks For Clarity On T20 World Cup Spot With BCCI

Conclusion

Despite being Mumbai Indians captain and reserved as Indian wise captain, Hardik Pandya’s placement in the Indian squad is uncertain. This is because Hardik is under heavy pressure after becoming the captain of the Mumbai Indians team. Also, experts and enthusiasts are witnessing Pandya’s poor performance.

Whereas Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid and Ajit Agarkar are more concerned about Hardik Pandya’s bowling rather than his batting. While Pandya is struggling to gain an impression, Shivam Dube has gained immense praise for his solid performance in this IPL season. Hence, Hardik Pandya could be replaced by Shivam Dube for the T20 World Cup 2024.

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