New Delhi: The Indian cricket workforce will begin their T20 World Cup marketing campaign with a match in opposition to arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24. Forward of the event, questions are being raised over Hardik Pandya’s health and availability after the all-rounder didn’t bowl a single supply for his workforce Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 Section 2 in UAE.
As per Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) guidelines, all groups could make modifications of their workforce until October 15. If Hardik Pandya just isn’t match-fit or unavailable, there are younger gifted Indian gamers who can exchange him in workforce India’s 15-member squad. Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar have been picked in India’s T20 workforce as standbys and they’re thought-about to be the front-runners for changing Pandya, if wanted.
29-year-old Shardul Thakur garnered limelight and fame by taking part in a key function in India’s win over Australia Down Underneath earlier this yr. Even throughout India’s tour of England, Shardul made precious contributions with bat and bowl when he bought the chance. The younger all-rounder has to this point bagged 18 wickets from 15 matches.
Identical to Shardul, Deepak Chahar is an excellent bowler but in addition has the power to contribute with bat. He had scored an unbeaten 69 to assist India beat Sri Lanka through the Sri Lankan tour. In IPL 2021, Deepak Chahar has to this point taken 13 wickets from 14 video games. Nonetheless, there was a slight decline in his type.
Indian Squad for T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravi Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakraborty, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.
Stand by: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar.
Internet Bowler: Umran Malik