T20 World Cup 2021: Lance Klusener names three Indian players to watch out for
India will start their campaign in the World Cup on Sunday, October 24 against Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Updated - Oct 14, 2021 4:31 pm
Former South Africa cricketer Lance Klusener has named Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah as the three Indian players to watch out for in the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup in the UAE. Rohit has been a key member of the Indian T20 team for quite a few years. He is also the only batter to have notched as many as four centuries in the 20-overs format for India.
Klusener said that the Nagpur-born Rohit is someone, who has the potential to rise to the occasion in major ICC tournaments. Back in 2019, the right-hander became the first batter to notch five centuries in a single 50-over World Cup edition. As per Klusener, Rohit can make a significant impact.
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“Rohit (Sharma) is always there in the mix. He is always in the fight. He is somebody who stands up big in ICC tournaments,” Klusener was quoted as saying to The Times of India.
Klusener reckoned that the Uttarakhand-born Pant has been able to take over from MS Dhoni with sheer precision. The left-hander made his debut in 2017 and has grown leaps and bounds in all three formats of the game.
“Rishabh Pant as well. India are so so lucky that they have got somebody like Rishabh Pant who has been able to take over from MS Dhoni. He is fantastic and he’s got a huge huge future in the team,” he stated.
Pant was a tad inconsistent to start with, but once he started tasting success, there was no stopping him. The southpaw is also the skipper of the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.
Klusener also lauded Bumrah for being versatile and having the potential to taste success irrespective of the conditions. Bumrah is also a key member of the Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
“In the bowling attack, Bumrah is always there. He is always a handful on any surface. There’s so much ammunition that India has got to choose from,” Klusener added.
India will start their campaign in the World Cup on Sunday, October 24 against Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. India haven’t won an ICC tournament since 2013.
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