The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is going to be a grand event to take place this year. The tournament was earlier scheduled to be held in Australia last year but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Later, the tournament was postponed to 2021 with India as the new hosts. ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is going to take place during October-November this year. India might be the host of the tournament but a decision will be taken in July on the basis of the Covid-19 situation within the country.
UAE is another venue where ICC might shift the tournament if the Covid-19 situation does not come under control in India. In ICC T20 World Cup, India has only won the title once in 2007, which was the first edition of the tournament. In T20I World Cup 2014, India lost the final to Sri Lanka. West Indies are the defending champions of the tournament as they won the T20I World Cup 2016 final against England.
This time, Indian fans have a lot of expectations from the Indian team. The Virat Kohli-led side has some of the best bowlers and batsmen in the squad. India is ranked 2nd in ICC’s T20I rankings. With the last two T20I series win against Australia and England, the Indian team has become one of the leading contenders for the winner of ICC T20I World Cup 2021. BCCI will nominate the best squad for the tournament according to their performances in the T20 formats at domestic and international levels. Here we take a look at India’s probable squad for ICC T20I World Cup 2021.
ICC T20 World Cup 2021: India’s Probable Squad For The Tournament
Virat Kohli (c)
Virat Kohli will be the first player in the squad and he will lead the team. Indian team has performed brilliantly in T20Is under Kohli’s captainship. Moreover, Virat Kohli has shown an incredible form in the previous two T20I series. Against Australia in December 2020, Virat Kohli was the highest run-getter for India in three games with 134 runs which consisted of 1 fifty. Against England in March this year, Kohli was the highest run-scorer in the 5-match T20I series with 231 runs. He smashed three 70+ scores and also won the player of the series award.