India has always faced difficulty to find a perfect number four who can handle the pressure well and took the charge of the game. Also, the team lacks in producing perfect all-rounder. And with T20 World Cup dates getting near, the team management will surely look up to the options to fill up space. Former Indian cricketer and commentator, Sanjay Manjrekar labelled the right players for both No. 4 and allrounder position that should be included in India’s T20 World Cup 2020 squad.
Recently, Manjrekar has been dropped by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the commentator’s position. Well, the Indian boards didn’t give direct reasons to drop him.
Sanjay Manjrekar on No. 4 and allrounder spot:
While talking to fans on Twitter, a user asked Manjrekar to give the name the No. 4 and allrounder for the T20 World Cup 2020.
The former cricketer picked the name of Shreyas Iyer and Hardik Pandya for the aforementioned roles.
Shreyas and Hardik respectively. https://t.co/kvYrC6nTv0
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) March 23, 2020
Hardik Pandya recovered from the injury:
Shreyas Iyer, the Mumbai player, has been scintillating against the oppositions. He handled the pressure very well against New Zealand when India lost the captain Kohli.
Iyer scored first ODI century and took the team to a fighting total. However, India lost the series but the positive to drive out from the series was the youngster.
In ODI series, he scored 217 runs in 3 innings at an average of 72.33 and a strike rate of 95.59. He was equally good in the T20Is, scoring 153 runs in 5 innings at an average of 51 and a strike rate of 131.90.
On the other hand, the allrounder Hardik Pandya is back in action after recovering from a back injury. He had to go under surgery and was out of the game for almost seven months.
Pandya’s return in the team will much decide about India’s combination in the T20 World Cup 2020.