Star India National Cricket Team swing bowler Deepak Chahar, who was part of the reserves in the World Cup squad, has been ruled out of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, according to a Sports Tak report.
Deepak Chahar recently made a comeback to competitive cricket in August after a 6-month-long injury layoff in the ODI series against Zimbabwe National Cricket Team. Since his return from an injury he played only 6 games for India National Cricket Team and he has once again been ruled out.
On Saturday, October 8, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued a statement in which it was asserted that Chahar has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against South Africa due to “stiffness in his back”.
It was further stated that the right-arm pacer will be heading back to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and will be monitored by the medical team there. Reportedly, the back issues have ruled Chahar out of the World Cup.
Shardul Thakur To Travel To Australia As Deepak Chahar’s Replacement
The right-arm pacer Shardul Thakur will reportedly replace Deepak Chahar in India’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 squad and he will be added to the reserve players list.
Shardul along with Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami is reportedly set to travel to Australia on Thursday, October 13, to join the Indian squad.
Siraj and Shami are the front-runners to replace injured Jasprit Bumrah in India’s 15-member World Cup squad. Shami was named in the reserves for the World Cup. However, he tested positive for Covid-19 and missed the home series against South Africa and Australia.
During the time Shami was recovering, Siraj, who was not part of India’s World Cup reserves, delivered a brilliant performance in the ODI series against South Africa to bag the Player of the Series award and strengthen his selection case for the T20 World Cup.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which is the eighth edition of the multi-nation tournament, is scheduled to be played from October 16 to November 13 in Australia.
India National Cricket Team will lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan National Cricket Team in their tournament opener on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.