ICC T20 World Cup 2021: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced Team India’s squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The Selection Chairman Committee Chairman Chetan Sharma and BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced the squad.
The announcement of India’s squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 was slated at 9 PM today and made most of the headlines throughout the day.
With a lot of buzz over the inclusion of certain players into the squad for the marquee event, there were innumerable speculations. Such names included Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan, and both of them have made a cut into the primary squad. Both of them have been splendid with their records in the shortest format of the game and even made their respective debut for India in 2021.
Virat Kohli will be leading the side and will be accompanied by his deputy Rohit Sharma. Rishabh Pant also made a cut into the squad as a wicket-keeper batsman.
BCCI has announced a 15-man squad that has four batsmen, two wicket-keepers, one fast-bowling all-rounder, two spin bowling all-rounders, three spinners and as many fast bowlers.
Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will also make a comeback into the side, after having an injury-plagued season.
Ravi Chandran Ashwin, who was not a regular part of the white-ball squad, also finds a spot as a frontline spinner. He has been a pioneer in India’s win in ICC tournaments. Besides, he has been tremendously miserly and challenging for batsmen off late as apparent from his performance in the IPL.
Surprisingly, opener Shikhar Dhawan has been left out of the squad despite his promising show in Sri Lanka both as an opener and skipper.
MS Dhoni to accompany Team India:
Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni will join the team in the support setup and mentor the side throughout the tournament. His presence would be instrumental and equally crucial for India’s win in the tournament.
India’s squad for T20 World Cup:
Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami
Standby players – Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
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