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Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) officially made the announcement of Team India for the t20 world cup 2021. They officially released 15 members squad for the T20 world cup.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah and Selection committee Chairman Chetan Sharma came out with a highly surprising selection. One of the biggest surprise picks was Varun Chakravarthy.
He is considered the mystery bowler. Because we can’t expect which delivery he bowls. Even in IPL 2021 he was in the KKR team and also took some good wickets. He took 7 wickets in 7 matches in IPL 2021 which took pause to the outbreak of corona. In the previous season, Varun took 17 wickets at a 20.94 avg.
Ravichandran Ashwin is also making a comeback to white-ball cricket. Even off-spinner Ashwin is also in the India t20 world cup team squad. Indian spinner Ashwin’s last match was in 2017 against West Indies.
But his control and bowling variation in IPL made him for the t20 world cup 2021. Even Ravichandran Ashwin was captain for Punjab Kings in the 2020 IPL.
However, his experience in the game and his performance attract the selector’s eye. So, everyone is eager for his performance in t20 2021.
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Players not playing for India t20 world cup 2021
Yuzvender Chahal’s omission from the India t20 world cup 2021 is a bit shocking. Indian leg spinner Chahal had one of the best bowling figures in recent times. Even he is the lead wicket-taking bowler for Royal challengers Banglore (RCB ) in IPL.
According to the report, Chahal’s slow release technique won’t be effective in UAE pitches. So Team India Management Committee preferred Rahul Chahar.
Rahul Chahar came out with a brilliant performance against Sri Lanka both in t20 and one-day internationals. Even Rahul’s quick-leg spinners were effective in taking wickets. Besides, Rahul Chahar is the main spin bowler for Mumbai Indians.
While Shikhar Dhawan is also not in the India t20 world cup 2021. Everyone is just annoyed for not selecting Dhawan for t20 2021. As he is the best left-hander opening batsmen for team India.
Besides, Shikhar Dhawan was also made captain against Sri Lanka in ODI and t20 series. In the ODI’s he scored a century in the match. Still, he is not in the t20 World cup.
According to some reports, Shikhar Dhawan’s slow runs approach is not liked by the selecting committee. Where Shikhar Dhawan takes some time to score runs. This factor is considered a threat to team India in t20 2021.
Even Kuldeep Yadav was unsuccessful to play for Team India’s t20 world cup 2021. Because he could not able to give a consistent performance against the Sri Lanka series. Besides, he lost his good form long ago.
MS Dhoni t20 world cup 2021
It was like a feast for MS Dhoni fans in this t20 world cup 2021. Former Indian Captian Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also part of team India. But he is not playing for team India instead he acts as a mentor.
Now MS Dhoni is a mentor for team India in the t20 world cup 2021. All his experience will help India win the world cup. As MSD he is the t20 winning captain in 2007.
Till now, Dhoni had played 98 internationals t20 matches. So, this is a huge benchmark and also his guidance also helps the team. In this edition, there are a lot of young stars facing their first t20 world cup.
Young stars like Ishan Kishan, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, and Rishab Pant will be guidance from legend MS Dhoni.
Squad for India t20
In total there are 6 main batsmen, 3 all-rounders, 3 fast bowlers, 3 spinners. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are all set to open the innings. Even Virat Kohli is also read to take the role of the opener but Ishan Kishan has the ability to be an opener.
Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, and Shardul Thakur are the stand-by players for India t20 world cup 2021. These players will play if the players got injury issues in the matches or getting covid-19 positive reports.
In such an unprecedented situation, these 3 players get a chance to play.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah are lead bowlers to team India. Bumrah is known for his yorkers in the death overs. He will keep the runs in control.
Swing specialist Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will help India in the powerplay. Even he too can bowl excellent yorker in death overs. But Bhuvaneshwas will have the responsibility to control the runs in the powerplay.
On the other side, Mohammed Shami is in excellent form. His quick deliveries have the ability to clean up the batsmen.
Team India management, took three spinners R Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, and Axar Patel. In UAE the wicket is slow and it helps spinners to take wickets.
From September 19th IPL second edition takes place and 31 more matches will take place. So, after so many matches pitch will not offer much pace to fast bowlers. Right after the IPL 2021, the t20 world cup starts on 17th October 2021.
So, there is a good chance for spinners to take the wickets. There is a lot of expectation from R Ashwin. All-rounders Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja will also continue their class in the series.
Now, Hardik Pandya can also bowl and take wickets. After the injury, Pandya has not bowled for 2 years and also he did not take any spell for MI in IPL 2021.
Team India All rounder, Jadeja will perform his best in fielding. Besides UAE pitches will offer more turns for spinners so Jadeja might take some crucial wickets in India’s t20 world cup 2021.
T20 world cup 2021 starts on October 17, 2021, so India is all set to give the best performance in this edition. Indian Captain Virat Kohli has to perform well and wants to make good signs to continue as a captain.