T20 World Cup 2024: Ajit Agarkar devastated as Denmark’s Kaneria criticizes Hardik Pandya’s selection over Rinku Singh

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Rinku Singh and Hardik Pandya


Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has expressed his opinion on Rinku Singh’s exclusion from India’s 15-member preliminary squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024, which will be co-hosted by the USA and the West Indies at starting June 1.

Kaneria highlighted India’s track record in producing talented cricketers, citing examples like Yashasvi Jaiswal and Angkrish Raghuvanshi. Kaneria also spoke about the emergence of Mayank Yadav and Abhishek Sharma in the ongoing IPL 2024.

Well, talking about Rinku’s omission from India’s 15-member squad for the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, Kaneria believes that the young hard-hitting batsman deserved a place in the team, especially considering his performances for India and in the IPL for the Kolkata Knight. Riders (KKR).

Hardik Pandya should have fallen for Rinku Singh: Danish Kaneria

The former Pakistan spinner further highlighted Hardik Pandya’s inconsistency, which is why the Indian all-rounder should not have been picked in the T20 World Cup 2024 squad. He also mentioned the strong performances of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Shivam Dube ) in the ongoing IPL 2024.

Kaneria stated that Dube and Rinku could have formed a formidable combination for the Indian team in the lower order in the T20 World Cup 2024. He mentioned that India has picked a strong team but the inclusion of Rinku could have added more depth and power to the Indian batting line-up.

Denmark’s Kaneria was quoted by Times Now: “India has a reputation for producing quality cricketers. In recent times, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Angkrish Raghuvanshi are the prime examples of this. “Mayank Yadav has also surprised everyone with the raw pace of him and so has Abhishek Sharma with the hitting power of him.”

“Dube and Rinku would have been a powerful combination”

He added: “As far as Rinku’s case is concerned, I also feel that he should have been a part of India’s WC T20 team. If I take into consideration the performances of the ongoing IPL, then Hardik Pandya should have been the one who would have missed “. He hasn’t shown any consistency. You already have Shivam Dube, who has done well for CSK. Overall, the team looks good, but Dube and Rinku would have been a powerful combination for India in the order.

Notably, Hardik Pandya is currently the captain of the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the ongoing IPL 2024, where he has been struggling as a captain and an all-rounder, despite this, he earned a place in the 15-member squad of India for the T20 World Cup. 2024. On the other hand, Rinku is showing great form for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), scoring 123 runs.

Pandya has so far scored 197 runs at an average of 21.89 and a strike rate of 150.38 for Mumbai Indians (MI) in 10 matches so far in the tournament, where the five-time IPL champions are They are currently in ninth place with 6 points at the moment.

He will be seen in action on Friday, May 3, when Mumbai Indians (MI) take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match No.51 of the ongoing IPL 2024 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.