IND vs NZ: Hardik Pandya is going to change the fate and picture of Team India, understand the whole story from 5 things

New Delhi. Hardik Pandya was touted as the future captain of India ever since he won the IPL 2022. Once again this thing has started gaining momentum. The performance of the Indian team in the T20 World Cup (T20 World Cup 2022) was not good. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the team lost in the semi-finals. After this, former Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar said that some senior players may be out of the team and Pandya can be made the captain. Senior players involved in the World Cup like Virat Kohli, Rohit and KL Rahul are currently on rest. On the other hand, the youth team led by Pandya has reached New Zealand. The 3-match T20 series is starting from November 18. The performance of the team here under the leadership of Pandya can decide a lot about the future, we can understand it from 5 things.

1. A chance to prove against a bigger team

Hardik Pandya caught everyone’s attention as the captain in IPL 2022. Till this season, he was known for aggressive batting. But as soon as he became the captain, he started playing in the middle order and also showed restraint during the batting. As a captain, he looked very calm on the field. In international cricket, he has captained Ireland twice and once against the West Indies. Now he is going to captain against a big team like New Zealand at his home. In such a situation, if he is successful in performing well, then there will be pressure on the board to give him a bigger responsibility in future.

2. Question on opening, will Pandya give a chance to Pant?

Talking about the T20 World Cup, the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul was everyone’s target. He could not make a half-century partnership in any match. Both failed miserably with the bat throughout the tournament. Ishaan Kishan and Shubman Gill may get a chance as openers in the New Zealand series. Sanju Samson is also available as an option. At the same time, Rishabh Pant, the vice-captain of the team, has already opened. But both Ishaan and Pant are left-handed batsmen. In such a situation, one of these is given a chance. Right and left handed opening pairs can be tried.

3. Eyes on Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar’s time is up!

Jammu and Kashmir fast bowler Umran Malik impressed everyone with his fast bowling in IPL 2022. He is known to consistently bowl at a speed of 150 kmph. On the basis of the performance of the T20 league, he got a place in the Indian team, but he could not make it to the T20 World Cup. Many veterans were in favor of keeping him in the team. In such a situation, he would like to prove himself on the fast and bouncy pitch of New Zealand. On the other hand, senior fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar could take only 4 wickets in the T20 World Cup. On the other hand young fast bowler Arshdeep Singh took the maximum 10 wickets. In such a situation, if Bhuvneshwar fails to show an impressive game in New Zealand, then it will be difficult to return to the team.

4. Most fights among wicketkeepers

If we look at the T20 World Cup, Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant were given a chance as wicketkeepers. 37-year-old Karthik and Pant could not perform anything special. Looking at Karthik’s age, now his return is difficult. On the other hand, Pant will get tough competition from Ishaan Kishan and Sanju Samson. Samson performed strongly with the bat in IPL 2022. Not only this, as a captain, he also took Rajasthan Royals to the finals. Ishaan Kishan was the expensive player of the auction. He is known for his aggressive batting. In such a situation, Pant is going to have a tough fight with both of them.

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5. Will Chahal, Kuldeep and Siraj be able to return?

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is the highest wicket-taker Indian spinner in 2022. But even after being in the World Cup team, he did not get a chance in a single match. Left arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav has also been in and out of the team. Team India had to struggle for the fast bowler during the World Cup. Mohammed Shami was included after Jasprit Bumrah was injured, while he was not even in the team as a reserve. In such a situation, all the three bowlers have a great chance to secure a place by performing well here.

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