T20 World Cup: Selectors wait till October 15 to take call on Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has acquired one other 5 days to change the staff picked for the T20 World Cup. The deadline for submitting the ultimate staff to the International Cricket Council (ICC) is October 15. TOI has additionally learnt that the selectors are fretting over allrounder Hardik Pandya‘s availability as medium-pacer and considering including a quick bowler to the principle staff.
“The selectors will wait and watch on how Hardik shapes up in the next few days. The selectors went with just three genuine pacers because it was believed Hardik would be fit enough to bowl his quota of overs. Since he hasn’t bowled at all in the IPL, there’s no form to go by,” a high BCCI official advised TOI on Sunday.

It was believed that the deadline to submit the ultimate staff was October 10 nevertheless it was just for the groups who’re taking part in the qualifiers which begin on Oct 17. “Teams can change their teams seven days prior to the start of their support period. India’s support period starts with the Super 12 which begin on Oct 23. So, they have time to change the team till Oct 15 midnight,” an ICC supply advised TOI.
TOI understands that the selectors need to be completely positive that Hardik will likely be match sufficient to bowl in all of the matches. So far, Hardik hasn’t bowled for Mumbai Indians and his captain Rohit Sharma had claimed that his standing will likely be assessed in one other week.
Chennai Super Kings pacers Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar are already in standbys. If want be one of them could possibly be added to the principle squad. “It’s not decided if Hardik will be dropped altogether if he doesn’t get bowling ready. But he is running out of time as an allrounder. If any one of Thakur and Deepak gets in, then there’s a chance of the selectors asking Harshal Patel to stay back in UAE,” the BCCI supply stated.

The BCCI and selectors had made up their minds that they will not be altering the staff until there are health issues. Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy‘s health has additionally been underneath the scanner. “Chakravarthy is seen as an X-factor and the team management is very keen to have him in the team. But the state of his knees will also be assessed. It needs to be seen if the team’s medical staff is confident of managing him through the tournament,” the supply added.
No call but on permitting households
BCCI has not made up its thoughts if they’re going to permit the households of the staff members to keep again for the T20 World Cup. The board is in contact with senior gamers on the problem. The apprehensions stem from the final month’s fiasco in Manchester when the gamers refused to play the fifth Test towards England fearing for the security of their households following a Covid-19 outbreak within the camp.
“As of now the households have stayed again for the IPL. Virat Kohli‘s household has come again although. A call will likely be taken on whether or not they are going to be allowed to keep again for the World Cup is but to be taken,” a BCCI supply stated.
ICC has allowed solely shut household to keep within the bubble and it has additionally talked about {that a} determination to pullout of a match does not relaxation with the groups. The ICC knowledgeable panel will deal with the state of affairs if an outbreak occurs.

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