Tiwary Backs Dube Over Pandya for T20 World Cup Squad

Tiwary Backs Dube Over Pandya for T20 World Cup Squad

Former India batter Manoj Tiwary has sparked a debate by advocating for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Shivam Dube's inclusion in the T20 World Cup squad over Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Hardik Pandya. Tiwary's stance stems from Hardik's limited bowling contributions in the ongoing IPL season, where he has bowled only one over in the last three matches.

Tiwary believes that Hardik's bowling credentials are crucial for his selection in the T20 World Cup squad. He pointed out that Hardik's economy rate of over 11 runs per over is a concern. "If he wants to play in the Indian T20 World Cup team as an all-rounder, he has to bowl," Tiwary emphasized.

In contrast, Tiwary praised Dube's bowling abilities, highlighting his impressive performance in the T20I series against Afghanistan earlier this year. He described Dube as a "clever" bowler who can be an effective replacement for Hardik.

Tiwary also criticized CSK's usage of Dube as an impact substitute, arguing that it has hindered his development as a bowler. He believes that if Dube is not selected for the T20 World Cup, CSK will bear some responsibility for his exclusion.

Tiwary's comments have sparked a discussion about the balance of the Indian T20 World Cup squad. With Hardik's form and bowling contributions under scrutiny, Dube has emerged as a potential contender for a place in the team.

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