3 Reasons Why Deepak Chahar Was Not Selected In India Squad For T20 World Cup 2022

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Deepak Chahar[photo: Twitter]

BCCI has announced the Indian squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Deepak Chahar was not picked in the India squad for the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2022. The right-arm pacer was picked as a reserve player. Among pacers, players like Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, and Arshdeep Singh were picked.

Deepak Chahar is an emerging pacer for India in the limited-overs format. He has played 9 ODIs and 21 T20Is so far. In ODIs, he has picked 15 wickets at an average of 27.67 and an economy of 6.01. In the shortest format, he has hunted 26 wickets at an average of 23.35 and an economy rate of 8.20. Here we talk about 3 reasons why Deepak Chahar was not picked for T20 World Cup 2022.

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3 Reasons Why Deepak Chahar Was Not Selected In India Squad For T20 World Cup 2022

1. Long Absence Due to Injury

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar. Photo Credit : (Twitter)

During the West Indies tour of India 2022 in February this year, Deepak Chahar suffered a hand injury while fielding due to which he was ruled out of the tournament. The medium-pacer was expected to make a comeback in the IPL 2022 in April, however, he could not get fit in time.

He made a comeback in the IND vs ZIM ODI series last month. Due to his injury, Chahar missed some crucial T20I series against West Indies (July-Aug 2022), Ireland (June 2022), England (June 2022), and South Africa (June 2022). This year, he has only played 4 T20I games. His absence from the field this year has been one of the top reasons for his ouster from T20 World Cup 2022 squad.

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