The upcoming five-match T20I series between India and England might see an addition to the Indian squad as the BCCI selectors are thinking of including Rajasthan’s leg-spinner Rahul Chahar. This has come as a result of two of the spinners in the squad failing their fitness tests at the NCA.
The BCCI had given a maiden call up to Rahul Tewatia and Varun Chakravarthy was also included in the squad after recovering from his shoulder problem, which made him miss the T20I series in Australia, where he was supposed to go with the Indian team. Both had impressed a lot in the IPL 2020 tournament in UAE and were rewarded as such.
Rahul Chahar Easy Pick Due To Stand Out Performances For Mumbai Indians In The IPL
21-year-old Rahul Chahar is the cousin of India fast bowler Deepak Chahar and has played one T20I for India against the West Indies in 2019, picking up one wicket. But with Yuzvendra Chahal being the first-choice leg-spinner in the team, Chahar has been waiting for his chance to shine again.
As per Cricbuzz, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) might include Rahul in the Indian team after Rahul Tewatia, and Varun Chakravarthy have failed the fitness test and now won’t be considered for selection. One thing in Rahul’s favor is that he has been staying with the team in the bio-bubble since the commencement of the Test series against England, as a standby player.
Chahar was also asked to stay back for the white-ball series against England, despite other standby players from the Test series including KS Bharat, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shahbaz Nadeem, and Priyank Panchal were released for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Varun Chakravarthy being asked to work on his fitness
Also, there have been reports that Varun Chakravarthy was asked to undergo training at NCA and improve his fitness standards after he along with Rahul Tewatia had failed the fitness standards at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore last month.
Rahul Tewatia is in the Indian team bio-bubble and has started practice with the rest of the squad. The Indian board has also asked the selectors to conduct fitness tests for the domestic players who are in line to make their debut for the National team anytime soon in the future.