The fate of ICC T20 World Cup 2020 is yet to be decided courtesy Coronavirus outrage which has put many lives in deep water and hapless at the same time. Teams haven't got an adequate chance to play matches as Coronavirus has halted all the cricketing activities around the globe.
However, the fans around the world are still hopeful that the T20 World Cup will go according to plan. All teams must be planning what should be the team composition for the marquee event and what should be the approach of players who are almost finalized to be a part of the World Cup squad.
Talking about India's preparation, the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah are definitely the prominent figures. Even when you talk about the Dream11 prediction market, these players carry heavy credit scores against their name.
Amidst all this, there's one more promising name who should be considered for the 6th position in the batting order, and the name is Manish Pandey. The promising right-hander from Karnataka has been in-out of the eleven as he is generally considered as the second choice as the number 6 batsman.
Right from the start of his career, he was considered as one to stay for a longer period of time. He had his high point when his match-winning maiden century in the final ODI of the 5-match series in Australia 2016. This innings definitely induced a new life in him and gained him accolades worldwide.
What other options India has up their sleeves apart from Manish Pandey?
Thanks to the Indian Premier League, India has culminated many batting stalwarts who are natural stroke-makers and genuine match winners.
The likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Nitish Rana, Kedar Jadhav, Rishab Pant, Ishan Kishan etc. all are capable of hitting the long ball and could be considered for that all-important 6th position in the batting order.
Not to forget about MS Dhoni, who will be playing the IPL this year. If he finds the meet of the bat then who knows the veteran batsman could well be playing his final ICC tournament.
Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan/Prithvi Shaw, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson/MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar.