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Here is why Virat Kohli may have to bowl in T20 World Cup

Here is why Virat Kohli may have to bowl in T20 World Cup

The role of Hardik Pandya in the Indian National Cricket Team is debatable as the dashing all-rounder has not been available to bowl since the last many games.

Following his lower back injury that was successfully treated in London, he was not capable of bowling a single over in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) coiled up two days before the T20 World Cup started.

Moreover, as India kick-started their T20 World Cup warm-up matches journey playing England and Australia respectively, Pandya was not included in the bowling panel and only was among the batters.

It can be a serious blow to the Team India missing on the sixth bowling option. Notably, besides Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja is the only all-rounder the men in blue will have to utilize in the event.

Many believe the squad will be left with no option but to witness Virat Kohli delivering a couple of overs every match to fulfill Pandya’s spot.

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It is pertinent to mention that Kohli was seen with the ball in hand during India’s second warm-up game versus Aaron Finch’s Australia.

He conceded 12 runs in two overs but being solely a batsman, one cannot expect him to be a full-time bowler stepping in Pandya’s boots gripping necessary wickets.

Kohli and co will inaugurate their T20 World Cup journey versus the arch-rivals Pakistan on 24th October 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and are down and dusted with the warm-ups.

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