India is one of the best teams in the world at the moment, irrespective of the format. They walk as the favorites to emerge the champions in any tournament such has been the form of Virat Kohli & co. over the past few years. Now, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, The T20 World Cup 2020 is arriving thick and fast. The tournament is scheduled to be played in Australia in October this year. The Indian side once again is looking strong enough to clinch the title. In 2016, when India lost to West Indies in the semi-final, a lot was said about India and their ability to win the big tournaments. Since then, India has worked upon its weakest link in the side, which was the lack of a genuine all-rounder in the team.
India has 2 slots for the all-rounders in the playing 11 at max. While the batting order is sorted till number 5, they can slot all-rounders either at 6 and 7 or 7 and 8 depending on the condition whether they want to go with an extra batsman or bowler. Let's take a look at the options India have at their disposal-
Hardik Pandya – The most improved player in the past 2 years – Hardik Pandya has emerged as one of the best all-rounders in the world. The Baroda born cricketer is known for his hitting abilities and has the game to score quickfire runs in the lower-order. However, it is the other aspect of his game, which he has improved the most. Hardik is a much reliable bowler now. He has added a few extra yards in his pace, and he can consistently bowl over 140 Kmph. He will be India's trump card if India wants to lift its 2nd T20 World Cup.
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Ravindra Jadeja – While there was never a doubt over Jadeja's bowling abilities, he has been often criticized over his irresponsible batting. for sure, Ravindra Jadeja possesses the batting talent, but he wasn't able to turn that into the numbers. ‘Sir' Jadeja has turned up in style in the past year or so. He has scored runs with the bat consistently in the One-Day cricket, and his increasing average of 31.89 in ODIs is a testament to that. Jadeja would now love to contribute with the bat in the T20Is as well, and he the 2nd all-rounder option at India's disposal.
Shivam Dube – The newest kid in the block. With an eye on the T20 World Cup, India tried another option in Shivam Dube to boost their all-rounder resources. Dube can hit long sixes, and he can also bowl medium pacers. The talent is there to see for everyone; however, the youngster hasn't been able to convert that in the numbers. In 12 games he has played, he only has managed to score 105 runs and pick 5 wickets.
While Hardik Pandya is a sure-shot starter in the playing 11, Ravindra Jadeja, too, could find a place in the playing 11. However, Shivam Dube is likely to miss out. Dube would be lucky if he could make it to the team of 15 even.