4 players who can be considered to replace Hardik Pandya in India’s T20 World Cup Squad

4 players who can be considered to replace Hardik Pandya in India's T20 World Cup Squad

Hardik Pandya has been the key allrounder for Indian team in shortest format of the game. However, he has been struggling with his form since his back injury.

In second leg of IPL 2021, Hardik Pandya missed first two matches and in the others he played as a specialist batsman only. This has raised concerns on his inclusion in team India’s T20 World Cup 2021 squad.

According to some reports, there is a possibility that Hardik Pandya will be replaced by a couple of other options. It is to be noted that all teams can update their squad for the T20 World Cup till 10 Oct 2021.

Here are the top 4 contenders who can be considered to replace Hardik Pandya in T20 World Cup 2021 squad.


1. Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur has been kept in the reserves of the T20 World Cup 2021 squad by the BCCI selectors. But he is having a strong chance to make in the main squad in case the selectors opt to replace Hardik Pandya.

Thakur provide the same like to like replacement with his bowling and he has improvised over his batting skills in last few years. He has shown the same against Australia as well as in England test series.

Hardik Pandya set to be dropped from India's T20 World Cup squad, Shreyas Iyer or Shardul Thakur could be named as the replacement.
Shardul Thakur

India’s T20 World Cup Squad

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami.

Reserves: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

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