India Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: 5 Deserving Players Who Could Miss Out. Fans got filled with excitement after the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the fixtures for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. Notably, The marquee tournament is scheduled to begin on 17 October and the summit clash of the event will take place on 14 November in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli led-India will be entering the tournament as one of the favorites to win the trophy. Notably, India is placed in Group 2 alongside New Zealand, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. They will face arch-rivals Pakistan in their first match of the World Cup event.
However, the final squad for the T20 World Cup 2021 has not been announced by The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The job for the selection committee won’t be an easy one considering the large pool of talent team India has, many big names despite performing well in the second half of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 might miss out on the world cup squad.
India Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: 5 Deserving Players Who Could Miss Out
5 Mohammed Shami
The 31-year-old Mohammed Shami is of the most skillful and reliable pacer team India currently has. He has got that pace and accuracy to destroy the opposition batting unit. In the Indian Premier League 2019 & 2020, he picked 19 & 20 wickets respectively. He is the first-choice pacer of Punjab Kings in the IPL.
He is currently part of the India tour of England 5-match Test series and has been a pretty good job for the team with the ball and even with the bat he has smashed a half-century.
However, his healthy amount of experience and brilliant performances might not be enough to get his name on the T20 World 2021 squad list. Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are the top 2 choices. Meanwhile, the CSK bowler Deepak Chahar has been continuously delivering good performance in T20 format.
So these three names are ahead of Shami and even Shardul Thakur who was given preference over Deepak Chahar in the recent England T20I has been doing an amazing job with the bat. So India might overlook Mohammed Shami and they might go with other options available in the camp.