T20 WC 2024: Not Jasprit Bumrah or Mohammad Siraj!! Irfan Pathan advocates a place for these 2 pacers in Indian squad

Published - 24 Apr 2024, 06:55 PM | Updated - 24 Apr 2024, 07:05 PM

LSG and Irfan Pathan
LSG and Irfan Pathan. Image Credit: BCCI-IPL/X

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan is impressed with the young pace sensations Mayank Yadav and Mohsin Khan, and he wants the duo to play a lot of matches for the country.

Mayank Yadav and Mohsin Khan are currently representing the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the ongoing IPL 2024. They have showcased their skills and contributed significantly to LSG's success so far in the tournament.

While Mohsin is playing his third season, Mayank made his IPL debut this year. With his ability to generate pace and movement off the pitch, Mayank has emerged as a key wicket-taking option for the LSG in the ongoing IPL 2024.

 Irfan Pathan impressed with Mayank Yadav and Mohsin Khan

His consistent line and length, coupled with his deceptive variations, have troubled many batters in the tournament so far. Mayank is giving crucial breakthroughs to the LSG in the ongoing IPL 2024, where he has so far played only 3 matches for Lucknow and managed 6 wickets at an economy rate of 6.

On the other hand, Mohsin is known for his accurate line and length, and he has been a reliable performer for LSG with his disciplined bowling in the ongoing IPL 2024. This season, Mohsin has showcased maturity with the ball, delivering economical spells and building pressure on the opposition batters.

His ability to control the scoring rate has been vital for the LSG in the ongoing IPL 2024, where he has so far scalped 7 wickets in 5 games at an economy rate of 7.92. Meanwhile, Irfan Pathan has already revealed his India squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024, which will be played in the USA and the West Indies in June.

Announcing his team, the World Cup winner said India should bring two fast bowlers as traveling reserves for the mega event. However, Pathan did mention that Mayank and Mohsin should be picked as the traveling reserves for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 but stressed that they surely bring something extra to their bowling.

Irfan Pathan's massive suggestions for India

The commentator said that their bowling can be an asset for Team India. Pathan said that it will not necessarily take the LSG pacers to the T20 World Cup, but he wants them to play plenty of matches for the country.

Irfan Pathan wrote on the microblogging site X: “Fast bowlers I will keep in mind for sure. 1) Mayank Yadav, 2) Mohsin khan. Not necessarily take them to the World Cup but they surely bring something extra in their bowling. Which can be an asset for Team India. But would like them to play plenty of matches.”

Earlier, Pathan named his squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024, and he appointed Rohit Sharma as his captain for the event. His top order featured Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, and Rishabh Pant, who is also his wicketkeeper.

Pathan included Shivam Dube and Hardik Pandya as his all-rounders but mentioned that only if the MI skipper bowls regularly in the IPL 2024. The former Indian cricketer also picked Rinku Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, and Mohammed Siraj in his 15-member squad, but he is not sure to pick between Ravi Bishnoi and Yuzvendra Chahal and Shubhman Gill and Sanju Samson.

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