Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 to be held in USA and West Indies is just round the corner. Meanwhile, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has preferred Rishabh Pant over Sanju Samson for the wicketkeeper-batsman's role in the Indian playing XI.

The legendry cricketer also backed under-fire Hardik Pandya to produce something 'special' in the marquee event despite enduring a torrid form.

Both Pant and Samson are currently in brilliant form in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, India vice-captain Hardik has struggled to find his batting and bowling rhythm in the mega event.

However, Yuvraj remains optimistic about all-rounder Hardik's impact in the T20 World Cup.

"If you look at the IPL form, Hardik’s not done well. Looking at his background for India, what he’s done for India, it is important that he’s in the squad. I think his bowling is going to be important, and his fitness is going to be important. And I think he might do something really special in this World Cup," said Yuvraj during an interaction.

Notably, India will begin their T20 World Cup campaign against Ireland on June 5. The Men in Blue will lock horns with arch-rival Pakistan on June 9.

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