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Mayank Yadav deserves spot in T20 World Cup squad: Ex-BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad

Mayank Yadav deserves spot in T20 World Cup squad: Ex-BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad

Mayank Yadav's meteoric rise in the IPL has captured the attention of fans and cricket experts alike. With the backing of a former BCCI chief selector, his dream of participating in the T20 World Cup seems more achievable than ever.

Mayank Yadav, the 21-year-old pace sensation from the Lucknow Super Giants, has taken the IPL by storm with his express bowling. His impressive performances have sparked discussions about his potential inclusion in India’s ICC T20 World Cup squad, and a former BCCI chief selector is firmly behind this idea.

Mayank Yadav: From Unknown to Unstoppable

Prior to the IPL season, Mayank Yadav was a relatively unknown name in the cricketing world. However, his exceptional bowling has thrust him into the spotlight. He currently holds the record for the fastest delivery of the IPL season, clocking an astounding 156.7 kmph. Despite missing a recent match due to a side strain, Yadav’s impact has been undeniable.

MSK Prasad champions Mayank Yadav’s T20 World Cup inclusion

MSK Prasad, a former BCCI selection committee chairman and current strategic consultant for the Lucknow Super Giants, has become a vocal advocate for Mayank Yadav’s inclusion in the T20 World Cup squad.

He highlights the pressure-cooker environment of the IPL as a platform that effectively tests a player’s skills. Yadav’s ability to perform under pressure and consistently deliver at a good pace has impressed Prasad.

Filling gap left by Mohammed Shami’s absence

With Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj likely to be part of the World Cup squad, MSK Prasad believes Mayank Yadav could be the ideal candidate to fill the role of the “third seamer” following Mohammed Shami’s recent injury setback.

Mayank Yadav’s blend of raw pace and accuracy makes him a strong contender.

MSK Parsad told Revsportz:

“Had it been some other format, probably I would have thought differently. I would have taken a call only after watching him for a couple of bilateral series. But IPL is in itself a mega platform where you can showcase your talent because every game involves pressure. Mayank is someone who has shown he can absorb pressure and bowl consistently at a good line. He has already troubled the best of the lot with his pace. If they are not being able to bring the bat down against the pace, he has been generating I think he will be handy. And looking at the Indian bowling, especially with Shami now being ruled out, the selectors must be looking for a third seamer after Bumrah and Siraj. Someone with that kind of a pace and accuracy, deserves a place in the T20 World Cup squad.”

Beyond Pace: Accuracy and Adaptability

While Mayank Yadav’s blistering speed is a major asset, MSK Prasad emphasizes his accuracy as an equally important factor. He cites instances where Yadav’s precise bowling troubled batsmen significantly.

Furthermore, MSK Prasad believes Mayank Yadav’s ability to change pace effectively will prove valuable on slower, double-paced wickets, such as those found in the Caribbean, where the ICC T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held.

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Rising star with World Cup dream

Mayank Yadav’s meteoric rise in the IPL has captured the attention of fans and cricket experts alike. With the backing of a former BCCI chief selector, his dream of participating in the T20 World Cup seems more achievable than ever.

Only time will tell if the young pacer can maintain his stellar form and secure a coveted spot in the Indian squad.

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