Deepak Chahar
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The 31-year-old India National Cricket Team medium-pacer Deepak Chahar has been added to the T20I squad for the remainder of the five-match T20I series against Australia National Cricket Team.

Chahar, who is a highly injury-prone player, has not played for the India National Cricket Team for a long period of time. His injuries have troubled him a lot and that is one of the big reasons behind him not being in India’s scheme of things in white-ball cricket.

Deepak Chahar last played a T20 International (T20I) match for the India National Cricket Team on October 4, 2022, against the South Africa National Cricket Team in Indore. His last One Day International (ODI) appearance came on December 7, 2022, against the Bangladesh National Cricket Team in Mirpur.

Meanwhile, the pacer has returned to the setup for the home T20I series against Australia National Cricket Team. His comeback was made possible due to the unavailability of pacer Mukesh Kumar for the third T20I.

Deepak Chahar has been added to India’s squad – BCCI

Mukesh Kumar, who was part of the playing XI in the first two T20Is against Australia, was granted leave by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ahead of the third T20I for his wedding.

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To deal with Mukesh Kumar‘s absence, the BCCI added Deepak Chahar to the squad. Although Mukesh Kumar is set to return to the team ahead of the fourth T20I, Deepak Chahar will remain part of the squad for the remainder of the series.

“Fast bowler Mukesh Kumar made a request to BCCI to be released from India’s squad ahead of the third T20I against Australia in Guwahati. Mukesh is getting married and has been granted leave for the duration of his wedding festivities.

“He will join the squad ahead of the 4th T20I in Raipur. Pacer Deepak Chahar has been added to India’s squad for the remainder of the series,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in an official statement.

Overall, Deepak Chahar has played 13 ODIs and 24 T20Is for India National Cricket Team. In those matches, he has picked up 16 and 29 wickets respectively.

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