India are all set to kickstart their campaign in the T20 World Cup 2022 against Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 23rd October. The Men in Blue will be wary of the threat this game poses. A loss here might bring back the ghosts of the last edition and derail their campaign. Meanwhile, this edition is also vital for a few players in the squad as a poor performance in the mega event might derail their career and they might be dropped from the Indian team. On that note, let’s take a look at three Indian players whose careers might derail after a poor tournament.
3. Harshal Patel
The Indian team management identified Harshal Patel as the perfect partner for Jasprit Bumrah to take care of the death bowling duties after a couple of successful seasons with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. Harshal Patel began his international career decently with consistent performances with the bowl and cemented his place in the Indian side.
However, an untimely injury has affected his form and Harshal Patel is struggling to find his groove. Furthermore, he has been pretty expensive at the death lately and his career economy rate of 9.2 does not reflect well for him either. Coming to the tournament, many fans and cricket pundits have already questioned his place on the team.
Hence, a solid performance in the T20 World Cup 2022 for the right-arm witty pacer is now a must. Otherwise, he is in danger of getting dropped from the Indian team.