IPL 2021: MS Dhoni-led team Chennai Super Kings has qualified in the playoffs with 18 points. In such a situation, the question arises whether Team India’s mentor and Chennai captain MS Dhoni will now give Shardul Thakur a chance to bat in the middle order in the T20 World Cup? This question is because Hardik Pandya has not been able to bowl in the matches played in IPL due to injury. Changes can be made in the team selected for the T20 World Cup till October 10, and no reason is required to be shown to the ICC for this. Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene has said that he is in constant touch with the Indian team regarding Hardik.
CSK’s team has made it to the playoffs and that is why it will not be surprising if Dhoni does such an experiment. However, even before this, once in the 2020/21 season, Shardul got a chance to play in the middle order in the Vijay Hazare Trophy for Mumbai. Batting at number 5, he also scored 92 runs in just 57 balls against Himachal Pradesh. It will be known in the next one week that what is going to happen to the future of Hardik Pandya and Shardul Thakur before the T20 World Cup.