The wait for the 2020 T20 World Cup has already started and the teams have started to settle their combination with only 12 months left for the competition. Team India have also made a thumping start to their preparation beating West Indies.
The Men in Blues will be desperate to win the illustrious trophy in Australia next year after missing out on the 50-overs World Cup. India, so far, have only won the T20 World Cup once in 2007 under the leadership of MS Dhoni. They also reached the finals in the 2014 edition before losing out to Sri Lanka in the finals.
The fourth-ranked team in the ICC rankings have a strong squad and has the capability to win the title and take their tally to two World Cups. The selectors and the management are trying out different options as India look to settle their combination for the mega event. The inclusion of new players have shown some of the regular names the exit doors.
We at Cricket Addictor will take a look at the five regular cricketers of team India who can face axe for the World T20 in Australia next year:
Yuzvendra Chahal impressed for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. He was soon tracked to the national team as the world cricket witnessed a shift from finger spinners to wrist spinners. Chahal tasted success soon and many tipped him as a match-winner.
But as time has passed by, Chahal’s excellence has eased out and had an average time in the World Cup. He was also not in the T20I squad against West Indies and played only one ODI. Subsequently, Chahal didn’t bag a spot for the South Africa T20Is as well.
As the selectors continue to look out for more options to settle India’s combination for the World T20, Chahal might see himself slip away from the race of being in the plane to Australia next year.