ICC T20 World Cup 2024: 3 Reasons why Mayank Yadav should be included in the Squad

Mayank Yadav has bowled with a sensational average of 148.9 and he has crossed the bar of 156 kmph in the last match against RCB in the ongoing IPL 2024.

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The newly emerged ‘West Delhi Express’ in the IPL is the 21-year-old young pace bowling sensation in LSG camp, Mayank Yadav. The 21-year-old lad has left awestruck with his unbelievable pace and that too very consistently in the first two matches of his IPL career in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2024.

After scalping 6 wickets in just the first two IPL matches, with an amazing economy rate of 5.1 and a sensational average speed of 148.9 and winning two ‘Player of the Match awards, Mayank Yadav has also ignited a debate among the cricket experts around his selection in the T20 World Cup 2024 squad of India.

With said that, here we’ll have a look at the 3 reasons why Mayank Yadav can be given a nod by Indian selectors to represent India in the biggest showdown of the T20I cricket.

Here are 3 reasons why Mayank Yadav can be selected for India’s T20WC squad:

1. Right-Arm Pacer

Being a right-arm pacer is one of the biggest advantages Mayank Yadav can bring to the table after getting selected in the India squad for the T20 World Cup 2024 squad. Being a right-arm pacer, the Delhi guy might trouble the majority of right-handed batters in international cricket.

His stats against the majority of right-handed batters in the ongoing IPL 2024 so staunchly advocate for his spot in the World Cup; he has bowled 34 balls to right-handers out of a total of 48 balls he has bowled in IPL 2024; he has dismissed right-handers on 6 occasions, the number of all wickets he has claimed so far in the tournament. So, the addition of this young right-arm pacer will help India against the big teams in the T20 World Cup.

2. Sheer Pace

Mayank Yadav has stunned everyone in the entire cricketing fraternity with his very raw and sheer pace. Even the former legendary South Africa pacer Dale Steyn was left in awe by the amazing pace of Mayank. It can be understood from the fact that Mayank’s lowest speed is 141.1 in IPL 2024 so far, which is greater than the highest speed of some pacers.

The average speed for Mayank in the 8 overs he has bowled so far has been 148.9, which is quite unmatched for most bowlers to achieve this kind of average speed consistently. His sheer pace could threaten any of the best batting lineups in the world during the highly anticipated ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

3. Consistency

One of the amazing and undeniable reasons for Mayank’s selection in the Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 is his consistency with an unbelievable and amazing pace. A very serious concern to batters is that Mayank’s speed on all 24 balls of his spell in the first match against PBKS didn’t come down below the lowest speed of 141.1.

This is something very serious thing to take care of, for all the participating teams if India picks the West Delhi Express in their squad for the marquee international tournament.