There has been a big change in Team India just before the start of T20 World Cup 2021. In fact, Shardul Thakur has been included in the 15 players in place of Axar Patel.
New Delhi: Now only 4 days are left for the start of T20 World Cup 2021. Before the start of this tournament, BCCI has made a big change in 15 players of Team India. In fact, in place of Akshar Patel, star all-rounder Shardul Thakur has been given a place in the main team. However, the BCI has not given any reason as to why Akshar has been dropped from the team.
Already a left arm spinner in the team
Actually, a big reason for Axar Patel’s cut from Team India can be that there is already a veteran left arm spin all-rounder like Ravindra Jadeja in Team India. Jadeja is completely fit and he is set to play in the playing 11, in such a situation, a space was filled by giving space to the letter. Let us tell you that by including Shardul in the team, the team has got a fast bowling all-rounder.
Hardik can be given a chance
In fact, Shardul Thakur can also be included in the team for this reason because Hardik Pandya is not complete at this time. There is still no update about Hardik whether he will bowl or not. Shardul can also take his place in the playing 11. Shardul has also shown in the recent times that he can do wonders with both the ball and the bat. Recently, against the tour of England and before that against Australia, Shardul Thakur had shown a wonderful game.
Shardul is in lethal form
The BCCI said in its statement, ‘The All India Senior Selection Committee after discussion with the team management included Shardul Thakur in the main squad. All-rounder Axar Patel who was in the 15-man squad is now in the standby player’s list. Shardul Thakur has won the trust of the selectors with his excellent performance in IPL 2021. He has played 15 matches for Chennai Super Kings so far in which he has taken 18 wickets at an average of 27.16 and economy rate of 8.75. His best bowling figure was 3/28.
Indian team for T20 world cup
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice Captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakraborty, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.
Standby: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar
Coach: Ravi Shastri.
Mentor: MS Dhoni.