T20 World Cup 2021: 3 Indian Players Who Might Be Benched Throughout The Tournament. The much-awaited T20 World Cup 2021 is just around the corner and all the teams are gearing up to exhibit their best performance. The Men in blue are placed in the Group B of the tournament alongside Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan and the other two qualifiers from Round 1. India will start their campaign with a high-voltage encounter against Pakistan on 24th October 2021.
Team India announced their 15-man squad for the big-ticket event on 8th September 2021. There were some surprise inclusions in the form of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel. Besides, the fans were also left perplexed with the exclusion of the likes of Yuvzendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar and Shreyas Iyer.
Amongst the 15-member squad picked by the selectors, a few of the players might not get the chance to play a single match in the entire tournament. Here’s a look at three of them.
T20 World Cup 2021: 3 Indian Players Who Might Be Benched Throughout the Tournament
3. Ishan Kishan
Touted as the star in the making, Ishan Kishan has been selected as the second wicket-keeper and the back-up opener in the squad for the World Cup. However, with Rishabh Pant being in good touch, he is unlikely to don the wicket-keeping gloves.
Also, KL Rahul has been in sensational form with the bat and it’s unlikely that he would sit out in any of the games in the perennial tournament. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are also going to bat at the top of the order and, keeping that in mind, Ishan Kishan is likely to be benched throughout the tournament.
After enduring a lean run for the most part of the second leg of IPL 2021, Ishan Kishan finished the season with a stellar knock of 84 runs off just 32 deliveries, including 11 fours and 2 sixes. That would have given him the world of confidence.