The 2021 T20 World Cup is about to begin its seventh campaign from 17th October to 14th November. The tournament is going to take place in the UAE & Oman. The defending champions are the West Indies. 16 teams will participate in this edition. Cricket fans all around the world are patiently waiting for this tournament. With one more month to go, cricket betting online is having a huge impact.
Team India Squad
The Indian squad was announced on 8th October. 15 players and three standby players were selected for the tournament. Ravi Shastri as the coach. Veterans Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were selected as captain and vice-captain, respectively. The team has a balanced mix of batsmen, bowlers, and all-rounders. In a fan-emotion raising move, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was picked as the team mentor.
5 Surprising Selections in the Squad
Among all the players selected for the World Cup squad, here are the 5 that seem the most surprising. Now we won’t include ‘Captain Cools’ as a surprise. He needs to be a part of the Indian team in any capacity of his choice.
Don’t get this author wrong. Varun’s journey in cricket is an inspiring one. However, considering the inclusion of another right-arm leg spinner Rahul Chahar in the squad, this looks like a surprising pick. The thing that works in his support is his performance in the recently concluded Indian Premier League. Fans will eagerly be looking forward to how Varun performs in the tournament.
Our second pick is the wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan. Like Varun, he also had his breakthrough season in the IPL 2020. As a performer, he’s expected to shine through the tournament. He will be an adequate backup wicket-keeper for the in-form player Rishabh Pant. Ishan Kishan will be a desired candidate for many cricket betting online platforms.
The selection of Shreyas Iyer is not the most surprising part. The biggest surprise is that the terrific player is only picked as a standby player. The potential form of Shreyas should have guaranteed him a place in the 15 member team itself. The Delhi Capitals player batsman is more than capable of holding his own in a top-level tournament like the T20 World Cup.
Axar Patel is an impressive bowler. Nevertheless, his international career is short-spanned. He had a four-year break from 2015 to 2019. He was mostly named in a reserve role in the last 2 years. So it’s surprising to see his inclusion in the squad. Even though he is only 27, this might be his last chance to prove his mettle at an international level.
Suryakumar Yadav is the kind of player whose career has grown in a step-by-step manner. He was first called to play for ‘Team India’ in the year 2021 only. Though he had impressive outings, it’s a surprise to see him picked for the T20 World Cup.
Hopefully, with the surprise inclusion of these 5 players in the World cup squad, India will be able to recuperate the trophy this time.