The Top Contenders of India’s Squad for the T20 World cup

The selection committee will be meeting at the BCCI headquarters located in Mumbai to discuss and select the squad that will represent India in the T20 World Cup 2021. Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, and Jay Shah, the secretary, will also be gracing the meeting. Additionally, Virat Kohli has also been requested to travel from Manchester and join the discussion. 

These are the top contenders.

1. Virat Kohli

Being the captain of the Indian team, Virat is under a lot of pressure to make sure that his team wins the tournament. He has offered to be the opener for the matches and also to bat in the middle order. He is the number one player who cannot miss the Indian Squad.

2. Rohit Sharma

Sharma has been the most fantastic batsman in his last five years of playing in the tournament. He is a must-pick for the squad.

3. KL Rahul

He is a must-have in the squad, as he has proven to be the most consistent opener for the team. He is also an excellent wicketkeeper and can wear the keeper’s gloves in case of an emergency.

4. Rishabh Pant

Pant has a reputation for his wicket-keeping and batting skills. Over the years, he has been a match-winner for India, and he is feared by any opposition that India is scheduled to face.

5. Suryakumar Yadav

India’s middle-order has always been strong because the 30-year-old has always maintained his form through to the international games. He can also rebuild, anchor and attack.

6. Hardik Pandya

Pandya is India’s best all-rounder, and the Mumbai Indians and the BCCI have overseen his training to enable him to bowl in the T20 World Cup.

7. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Kumar has been the most consistent of India’s white-ball seamers. Although he just came back from an injury, he looks in good shape and ready to bowl India to victory.

8. Ravindra Jadeja

Jadeja is another outstanding all-rounder. He also bowls with a good economy and can change gears with his batting to fit any situation in the field. He is also one of the best fielders in the world.

9. Shardul Thakur

Thakur is the latest sensation of this Indian team and the best death-over specialist. He is also capable of the big hits as a batter, which will be a massive plus for the team during the games.

10. Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is another golden boy of the team with his lethal bowling style. The advantage is that he can bowl at all stages of an inning, and he is also a player who cannot miss the squad.

11. Mohammed Shami

Mohammad Shami completes the lethal Indian pace attack with Bumrah and Kumar. His pace and seam will be invaluable to restrict the batsmen from scoring too many runs.

12. Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashwin is an automatic selection because of the slow nature of the pitches in the UAE and Oman where the T20 World Cup will be played. Ashwin is also dependable with the bat and should find a place in the squad. 

Other contenders who are most definitely in the squad include Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, and Varun Chakravarthy. The team’s selectors and the management are looking forward to the performance of these incredible players who could help the Indian team take the trophy home.

13. Standbys

The standbys include Rahul Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Prithvi Shaw, Washington Sundar, and Axar Patel.

The likely squad will contain the following players; Virat Kohli, as the team’s captain, Rohit Sharma as the Vice-captain, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Surya Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, R. Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, and Mohammed Shami.

Reference Links:

  1. https://www.thekashmirmonitor.net/indias-t20-world-cup-squad-the-top-contenders/
  2. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/news/indias-t20-world-cup-squad-the-top-contenders/articleshow/86028049.cms
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