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India’s wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik all-rounder Hardik Pandya will play a major role for India in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The tournament is all set to kickstart from October 17 in the United Arab Emirates with the qualifiers.
Dinesh Karthik stated that Hardik Pandya is going to be a vital player for India in the T20 World Cup. He has the potential to shift the momentum of any match completely. Karthik said on Star Sports,
“He (Hardik) bats at No.6, he has a job to do every time he comes in. He has the potential to take the game away in the whiff of a breath — that’s how good he is. So, again with ball, he is very good with it, he is very handy, he can bowl at 85-87 mph, but also mix in the slower ones.
“Over the period of time, he has shown the mind — what’s between your ears they say — to be very strong, very calculated and he is somebody who can come and deliver on slow wickets very well, and that’s one of his strengths, so I am looking forward to him as a gun fielder as well,” he added.
No doubt India will qualify to the semis of the T20 World Cup: Dinesh Karthik
India won the inaugural edition of the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. But since then, hasn’t been able to win the championship. Dinesh Karthik reckons this year India is one of the favorites to win the World Cup. However, it will all come down to performing in the big match. Karthik said,
“I think it is 14 years that have gone by. Every guy there has played 150, if not 200 matches of T20, which should give them enough data to take from every time they had a big moment. That’s what you require, experience to handle those big moments. Hence I have no doubt that they will qualify for the semi-finals.”
“The question is, on that big day — like it happened a few years ago in Mumbai – somebody turns up and does well, what are you going to do someone special. And from India, through the tournament, if they have to find ways of pushing themselves, there are a lot of key players,” Karthik said.
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