Mayank’s addition to the T20 World Cup squad would be perfect as he has the required amount of experience along with different shot selection which is very important in today’s modern-day cricket. He can easily fit into the lineup if any of the main openers are acquire injury or perform poorly.
He was the most expensive buy of the season when MI bought him for a whopping 15.25 crore in this year’s auction. He proved his worth by scoring an 80 plus in the very first game against the Delhi Capitals while following it up with a fifty against the Rajasthan Royals.
Gill’s hard-hitting and free-flowing stroke play nature would make him suitable for the Australian conditions where the T20 World Cup is due to start in the month of October. He has also had the experience of playing in Australia back in 2020 with the test team and would love to get back into the white ball setup by maintaining his consistency in the remaining IPL games.
His good performance in the Ranji trophy helped him make it into the India back in 2018 against the West Indies where he scored a century on debut. Just when many thought Shaw was the right person Team India wanted at the top, his untimely injury saw him miss most of the domestic matches while also getting removed from India’s squad.
Considered by many as one of the greatest white ball openers of all time, Shikhar Dhawan was ultimately dropped from the T20 setup shortly before the 2021 T20 world cup. This came as a shock for many as Dhawan was performing really well in the Indian Premier League and for team India too.