Former Indian Opener Discusses T20 World Cup Selection Conundrum



The T20 World Cup 2024 is set to commence on 1 June and will consist of 55 matches at 9 different venues. Aakash Chopra, former India opener, suggests that both Shivam Dube and Hardik Pandya should be considered for India’s T20 World Cup squad. Hardik, who has been sidelined since injuring his ankle during an ODI World Cup match against New Zealand last year, is anticipated to make a comeback as the captain of Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024. If he remains fit, he will undoubtedly be India’s top choice as a seam-bowling all-rounder in the upcoming ICC event in the USA and the West Indies in June. However, in Hardik’s absence, Dube has shown promise with significant contributions against Afghanistan.

Dube, a tall and versatile all-rounder, recently made a triumphant return to the Indian team after patiently waiting for his chance. In the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan, he showcased his skills by smashing consecutive half-centuries in Mohali and Indore, while also making valuable contributions with the ball by taking a couple of wickets. His impressive performance throughout the series earned him the prestigious Player of the Series award.

Chopra mentioned that Dubes’ exceptional ability to hit sixes reminded him of the renowned Indian all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh. The ex-batter emphasized that both Hardik and Dube should be included in the T20 World Cup team.

Dube will be playing for the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2024.