India completed its remaining limited-overs project earlier than the T20 World Cup in October. India performed a bunch of children throughout the limited-overs sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka as the primary workforce had been in England for the WTC remaining and a five-match Check sequence. Solely the Indian Premier League 2021 stays earlier than the perennial match and selectors can be maintaining a eager eye on a number of gamers.
Former India wicket-keeper Saba Karim picked his India squad for the T20 World Cup. Karim surprisingly omitted Yuzvendra Chahal and Shikhar Dhawan from his squad.
“The workforce that was chosen by the selectors for the sequence in opposition to England, there have been round 17 gamers there, I’ve began selecting my workforce from there. The gamers who carried out nicely there and haven’t obtained a possibility on the Sri Lanka tour as a result of they had been in England, you haven’t any excuse to maintain them out,” Karim mentioned throughout a dialogue on India Information.
“There needs to be consistency in choice. Due to that, I’ve stored Washington Sundar in my workforce. I really feel that with the matches taking place within the UAE, you will have an off-spinner there and he’s type of an all-rounder.”
Karim needs Rahul Chahar to be picked within the squad whereas he feels pacer Bhuvneshvar Kumar is getting his rhythm again after damage.
“Together with him, I’ve stored Rahul Chahar as a result of I really feel he’s an attacking bowler, a wicket-taking bowler, a match-winner. And I’m nonetheless maintaining Bhuvneshwar Kumar within the workforce as a result of I really feel his type is coming again and he can be very important for the Indian workforce.”
“I’ve stored Shreyas Iyer as a result of he was additionally within the workforce which had performed in opposition to England and his efficiency was fairly good there. He could not play the IPL this 12 months however his efficiency within the IPL was fairly good final 12 months. So, there must be a foundation to maintain him out of the workforce,” Karim concluded.
Karim’s squad for the T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar