Tom Moody picks Hardik Pandya over Shivam Dube for ICC T20 WC 2024

Hardik Pandya

The selection of the Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 has sparked fervent debates and discussions among fans and experts alike. The spotlight is on the choice of the all-rounder, with Hardik Pandya and Shivam Dube being the prime contenders.

Tom Moody picks Hardik Pandya for T20 WC

Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody has chosen Hardik Pandya over Shivam Dube for India’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2024. Moody’s choice is based on the balance that Hardik brings to the team with his all-round skills.

Hardik Pandya, despite questions about his fitness and consistency, is an important key to balance the Indian side. His all-round skills, which include both batting and bowling, provide the team with flexibility and depth.

On the other hand, Shivam Dube has been making a strong case for himself with his impactful innings. In IPL 2024, Dube has been in stellar form with 311 runs in 8 matches at an average of 51.83 at a strike rate of 169.95. However, he has not proven his credentials as an all-rounder as he is yet to bowl in IPL 2024.

Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube

Moody felt that it could be slightly riskier to go with Dube as the 6th bowling option, which could change the balance of the side. He suggested that if the team were to take a slightly riskier option and rely on Dube’s overs, it would not be as a fifth bowler but as a sixth bowler.

While the debate continues, it’s clear that both players have their strengths and could contribute significantly to the team. Hardik’s all-round skills and experience give him an edge, but Dube’s recent form makes him a strong contender as well.

The final decision rests with the BCCI selection committee, which is gearing up to convene in a few days to finalize India’s squad for the upcoming marquee tournament. Regardless of the outcome, both players have shown immense talent and promise, and they will undoubtedly continue to contribute to Indian cricket in the future.

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