India’s T20 WC Team – Indian Squad T20 World Cup: The BCCI has announced India’s squad for the T20 World Cup. The big announcement was made by BCCI secretary Jay Shah and Selection Committee Chairman Chetan Sharma. The biggest surprise was the absence of Yuzvendra Chahal while R Ashwin made his comeback. The ace spinner had last played in 2017 against West Indies at Sabina Park in T20Is. He has played 46 T20Is and taken 52 wickets. Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal who is India’s highest wicket-taker has failed to make cut after a lean patch in last few matches. Follow all the LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co
As predicted, SuryaKumar Yadav was named in the T20 squad while selectors continued to keep the trust in Hardik Pandya. Varun Chakravarthy is also included in the T20 setup.
India’s T20 WC Team: India’s World Cup team finalised, follow live updates
TEAM – 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.
Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar have been included among standby players.
Standby players – Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.
#TeamIndia’s squad for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup announced.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 8, 2021
India and Pakistan will be locking horns on October 24 in a group-stage encounter. The tournament will get underway from October 17, with the final to be played in Dubai on November 14. The tournament will begin with the Round 1 Group B encounter between hosts Oman and Papua New Guinea on October 17, with Scotland and Bangladesh, the other teams in Group B, clashing in the evening match.
Group 2 will commence with a heavyweight clash between India and Pakistan in Dubai on October 24. Pakistan then take on New Zealand in Sharjah on October 26, in a tough start for the 2009 champions. Afghanistan begin their campaign on October 25 at Sharjah, taking on the winners of Group B from the first round. It will conclude on November 8, with India taking on the second-placed Round 1 qualifier from Group A.
The first semi-final will be held in Abu Dhabi on November 10. The second semi-final will be hosted by Dubai on November 11. Both semi-finals have reserve days. The marquee clash of the tournament will take place in Dubai on November 14, Sunday, with Monday acting as the reserve day for the final.
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