Deepak Hooda faced a back niggle recently and did not play in the IND vs SA T20I series. He underwent medical treatment at National Cricket Academy and is now fit to play. The right-handed batsman is part of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. He has also travelled to Australia with the Indian team.
However, if Deepak Hooda faces back issues again, he might be replaced by some other players. Hence, selectors will need to find a good replacement for the all-rounder. Here we talk about 3 players who can replace Deepak Hooda in India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2022.
3 Players Who Can Replace Deepak Hooda In India Squad For T20 World Cup
1. Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer is the first player who can replace Deepak Hooda in T20 World Cup 2022. Iyer is part of the standby players of the Indian squad. The right-handed batsman is one of the regular players for India in T20I and ODI for the last few years.
Shreyas Iyer has also played many Tests this year. In the 1st ODI against South Africa on Thursday (October 6), he slammed a half-century. Like Hooda, Iyer is also a middle-order batsman.
2. Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson is another player who can replace Deepak Hooda in T20 World Cup 2022. Samson shattered a marvellous knock of 86 runs in the 1st ODI against South Africa in a losing cause. In 6 T20Is in 2022, he has scored 179 runs at an average of 44.75 and a strike rate of 158+.
In 7 ODIs, he has scored 216 runs in 7 games at an average of 72.0 and strike rate of 113+. Samson is also a middle-order batsman like Hooda.
3. Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan is another player who might replace Deepak Hooda in T20 World Cup 2022. The left-handed batsman is another powerful batter in the Indian team. He can also keep the stumps which is an advantage as he can be another wicketkeeper in the squad.
Last year, Kishan was part of the T20 World Cup. In 2022, he played 14 T20I games and slammed 430 runs at an average of 30.71 and a strike rate of 130+. He can be a good addition to the squad to replace Hooda.
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