There were a few unexpected withdrawals as the BCCI published India’s lineup for the 2019 T20 World Cup. The inclusion of a few players, on the other hand, sparked debate among cricket fans.

Because the BCCI has till October 10 to make changes to the existing roster, India cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle believes that putting RCB’s Harshal Patel in the team would be a smart option.

In IPL 2021, Royal Challengers Bangalore has had a strong showing. The squad had previously struggled in the death overs with their bowling.

The introduction of Harshal Patel in the side, on the other hand, has checked a major box for the Virat Kohli-led side. Throughout the competition, the pacer has been outstanding for the team.

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Harshal Patel. Source: indiatimes.com

Patel has now eclipsed Jasprit Bumrah’s record of most wickets by an Indian bowler in a single IPL season, with 29 wickets in 13 matches.

The RCB fast is presently the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, and his sheer flair has earned him acclaim from all corners of the cricketing world.

What did Bhogle say?

MSK Prasad, the previous chairman of the BCCI selection committee, warned ahead of the commencement of the World Cup that India will be missing one pacer.

Hardik Pandya’s availability to bowl his quota of overs is still up in the air. In this situation, Bhogle believes Patel would be an excellent choice for India.

Given that the high-profile event will be hosted at the same sites as the IPL, Patel’s prospects of doing well if he makes the cut are considerably better. Bhogle expressed his thoughts on the matter on his official Twitter account.

“If the pitches at the #ICCT20WorldCup2021 are going to be similar to these, picking Harshal Patel might not be a bad idea. (Changes allowed till October 10!). A horses-for-courses practical selection. What do you guys think?” Bhogle wrote.

The T20 World Cup 2021 will begin on October 17 and end on November 14, with the final scheduled for November 14.

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