Why Was Yuzvendra Chahal Dropped From India’s Squad For T20 World Cup 2021? Chetan Sharma Answers. Team India’s chief selector, Chetan Sharma, has revealed why ace Indian leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal was dropped from India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2021. Yuzvendra Chahal’s exclusion from the Indian squad for T20 World Cup this year came as a massive surprise not only for the fans but for the player himself.
Chahal, who has been India’s number 1 spinner in the limited-overs format since 2018, didn’t make the cut in the 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup 2021. Rather, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, and Rahul Chahar were selected as the spin bowling options. Varun Chakravarthy was also selected alongside Ravindra Jadeja, which made India’s pin arsenal, a 5-men department.
Chetan Sharma Reveals Why Yuzvendra Chahal Was Dropped From India’s T20 World Cup 2021 Squad
Another massive exclusion that came was of Shikhar Dhawan and Kuldeep Yadav, who had been team India’s regular first choices in limited-overs cricket. Washington Sundar, the all-rounder, also couldn’t make the cut in the side as he has been nursing an injury since India’s practice match against the County Select in England.
Answering the Press on the T20 World Cup squad, the chief Indian selector revealed the reason behind Yuzvendra Chahal’s axing from India’s T20 World Cup Squad.
“Spinners who bowl quick was our priority. Hence, we went with Rahul Chahar,” Chetan Sharma said.
India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2021: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami.
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