T20 World Cup 2021 India Squad: Shardul Thakur replaces Axar Patel in Team India’s squad | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Fast bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur on Wednesday changed Axar Patel in India’s squad for the T20 World Cup to be held in the UAE and Oman from October 17.
The 29-12 months-previous Thakur has impressed together with his 18 wickets in the continued IPL for Chennai Super Kings.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee after a discussion with the team management has added Shardul Thakur to the main squad. All-rounder Axar Patel, who was part of the 15-member squad will now be on the list of stand-by players,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah mentioned in an announcement.
With tempo all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who performs for Mumbai Indians, not bowling through the IPL as a result of of health points, the selectors needed a canopy for him.
“The selectors felt that they were one pacer short and also with Hardik Pandya not bowling, they needed an all-rounder in the main squad,” a supply near the choice committee advised PTI.
“Axar remains in stand by and if Ravindra Jadeja gets injured, he will again be back in main team. Till Jaddu plays, Axar won’t be required.”
As reported by PTI, the selectors additionally included Harshal Patel among the many web bowlers for the Indian workforce.
“The following cricketers will join the team bubble in Dubai and assist Team India in their preparations: Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, Harshal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Venkatesh Iyer, Karn Sharma, Shahbaz Ahmed and K. Gowtham,” the assertion mentioned.
India will open their marketing campaign on October 24 in opposition to Pakistan.
India’s squad for ICC T20 World Cup:Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami.
Stand-by gamers:Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel.

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