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ICC T20 WC: Shardul Thakur replaces Axar Patel in India squad; full list of revised Team India side

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The
decision
to
include
the
right-arm
pacer
was
taken
on
Wednesday
(October
13)
after
a
discussion
between
selectors
and
team
management.
Axar,
who
is
part
of
the
Delhi
Capitals
squad
in
the
ongoing
IPL
playoffs
stage,
has
been
put
on
standby
along
with
his
IPL
teammate
Shreyas
Iyer
and
Chennai
Super
Kings’ swing
bowler
Deepak
Chahar.

“The
All-India
Senior
Selection
Committee
after
a
discussion
with
the
team
management
has
added
Shardul
Thakur
to
the
main
squad.
All-rounder
Axar
Patel,
who
was
part
of
the
15-member
squad
will
now
be
on
the
list
of
standby
players,” said
BCCI
honourary
secretary
Jay
Shah.

Shardul
has
been
doing
exceedingly
well
for
CSK
and
the
Mumbaikar
has
emerged
as
a
man
with
a
golden
arm
due
to
his
knack
for
getting
crucial
breakthroughs.
He
is
also
a
decent
batter
lower
down
the
order.

Recently,
Sunrisers
Hyderabad
pacer
Umran
Malik,
Royal
Challengers
Bangalore
pacer
Harshal
Patel
and
Delhi
Capitals
seamer
Avesh
Khan
were
amongst
others
to
be
added
to
India’s
T20
World
Cup
squad
as
net
bowlers.
Both
the
youngsters
have
been
asked
to
stay
back
in
the
UAE
after
the
conclusion
of
the
IPL
2021.
The
IPL
2021
will
end
on
Friday
(October
15)
and
the
Indian
players
will
then
join
the
remaining
squad
on
the
next
day.

The
Virat
Kohli-led
Indian
side
will
play
two
warm-up
games
in
the
run-up
to
the
showpiece
event.
India
will
face
England
and
Australia
in
the
warm-up
encounters.
Team
India
will
square
off
against
England
on
October
18
in
Dubai
and
against
Australia
on
October
20
at
the
same
venue.

The
T20
World
Cup
will
begin
with
the
Round
1
Group
B
encounter
between
hosts
Oman
and
Papua
New
Guinea
on
October
17.
Scotland
and
Bangladesh,
the
other
teams
in
Group
B,
clashing
in
the
evening
match.

Ireland,
Netherlands,
Sri
Lanka,
and
Namibia

making
up
Group
A

will
be
in
action
in
Abu
Dhabi
the
next
day,
with
Round
1
matches
running
till
October
22.

The
top
two
teams
in
each
group
will
proceed
to
the
Super
12
stage
of
the
tournament,
beginning
on
October
23.


India’s
revised
squad
for
ICC
T20
World
Cup:

Virat
Kohli
(captain),
Rohit
Sharma
(vice-captain),
KL
Rahul,
Suryakumar
Yadav,
Rishabh
Pant
(wicket-keeper),
Ishan
Kishan,
Hardik
Pandya,
Ravindra
Jadeja,
Rahul
Chahar,
Ravichandran
Ashwin,
Shardul
Thakur,
Varun
Chakravarthy,
Jasprit
Bumrah,
Bhuvneshwar
Kumar,
Mohammad
Shami


Standby
players:

Shreyas
Iyer,
Deepak
Chahar,
Axar
Patel

The
following
cricketers
will
join
the
team
bubble
in
Dubai
and
assist
Team
India
in
their
preparations:
Avesh
Khan,
Umran
Malik,
Harshal
Patel,
Lukman
Meriwala,
Venkatesh
Iyer,
Karn
Sharma,
Shahbaz
Ahmed
and
K.
Gowtham.

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