WC: India's Big Problem Solved Due To Hardik Pandya's Injury, Know How Team India Got An Opportunity In Disaster

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WC: India's Big Problem Solved Due To Hardik Pandya's Injury, Know How Team India Got An Opportunity In Disaster

The Indian team is in great form. He has won six of his six matches so far. The team is also on top in the points table. The Indian team had to face difficulties in its first match against Australia and then against New Zealand.

After this, there was some challenge in batting against England. Otherwise, India has won the rest of the matches quite easily. India gave Ashwin a chance in his first match on the spin track of Chennai. After that, Team India played with an extra pacer Shardul Thakur in every match against Bangladesh.


Hardik Pandya's injury brought opportunity in disaster

Five batsmen, two all-rounders, three fast bowlers, and one spinner were playing in this playing combination. Hardik Pandya was in the team as a pace bowling all-rounder and Ravindra Jadeja as a spin all-rounder. However, Hardik suffered an ankle injury in the match against Bangladesh and Team India suffered a major setback. India was winning even with this combination, but Shardul's bowling was nothing special.

However, captain Rohit had expressed confidence in him and said that Shardul is a big-match player. When Hardik got injured, it was felt that India might have to face difficulties in the future. Also, problems will arise once again regarding team selection. Not only this, India will also face the problem of a sixth bowler. India will have to field with only five bowlers. However, Hardik's injury turned out to be an opportunity turned into a disaster for India.

Bowling became stronger after the match against New Zealand

After Bangladesh, India's next match was against New Zealand. Till the match against Bangladesh, Indian batsmen were winning the matches. Virat Kohli proved to be a chase master. However, the match against New Zealand changed everything for India. Instead of batsmen, bowlers are now proving to be match-winners. In the match against New Zealand, Rohit gave an extra batsman in the form of Suryakumar Yadav in place of Hardik and an extra bowler in the form of Mohammed Shami in place of Shardul.

This decision of Rohit proved to be a masterstroke. Shami shocked the New Zealand team which was moving towards a big score by taking five wickets. After this, India's batting against England was nothing special and the team could score only 229 runs. In this match, Shami along with Bumrah destroyed England's innings. Together they made seven kills. In this, Shami took four wickets and Bumrah took four wickets.

Now Team India looks complete

Where till a few matches ago Siraj and Bumrah were leading the pace attack of India, now Shami and Bumrah have become the life of India's pace attack. Both of them have not missed an extra bowler in the bowling till now. The remaining task is being completed by India's spin pair Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav.

In this way, the problem of selection of the Indian team due to Hardik's injury was solved. The team has got the right playing combination. However, Hardik is not completely out and according to media reports, the team management wants to see him play in the knockout. However, the team playing now looks complete.

Hardik can play in place of Shreyas or Surya

India could reach 229 runs against England due to Suryakumar's valuable 49 runs. Even if Hardik returns, he could not do anything special. Hardik can be given a chance by removing either Shreyas Iyer or Surya. This will also solve the problem of the sixth bowler and the team will also have a lethal bowler in the form of Shami. Hardik can make valuable contributions with the ball as well as the bat and has done so on many occasions. Hardik's injury turned a disaster into an opportunity and for Shami, it brought an opportunity that he grabbed with both hands.

Such a situation had arisen in 2003 also, had to suffer in the final.

When Team India reached the finals in the 2003 World Cup, that three players did not get a chance to play even a single match. Those players were Ajit Agarkar, Parthiv Patel, and Sanjay Bangar. At the same time, veteran Anil Kumble also got a chance in only three matches. He played league-stage matches against Holland, Australia, and Pakistan. Captain Sourav Ganguly had given Dinesh Mongia a chance as an all-rounder in every match. Even in the final, Mongia was given preference over Kumble and played against Australia.

Ricky Ponting and Damien Martyn had scored a lot of runs on Mongia. Mongia had spent 39 runs in seven overs and had not taken any wickets. India had missed Kumble very badly in that match. India's current coach Rahul Dravid was also a part of that match. The Indian team would not like to make such a mistake again. If Hardik comes back, instead of bringing Shardul, Rohit and Dravid can consider giving him a chance to Shami.

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